The Nook Restaurant is Now Open in Newbury Park

UPDATE 9/18/19: The Nook opened today, Wednesday, September 18th

The Nook Restaurant in September 2019.

The Nook Restaurant in September 2019.

Posted 10/30/18:

The Nook Restaurant in October 2018.

The Nook Restaurant in October 2018.

Tipped off by Darts Promoter L. David Irete, I drove by the former Sooki’s Japanese Grill in the Ralphs strip mall at 579 N. Ventu Road in Newbury Park to find “The Nook Restaurant” sign up.

Though there was no sign of a local The Nook Restaurant in the Conejo Valley, a quick call to The Nook Restaurant on Ventura Boulevard in Encino turned up the fact that this indeed is a new, second location of this eatery.

The Nook serves breakfast and lunch with a menu that includes pancakes, crepes, waffles, French toast, scrambles, omelettes, Benedicts and more for breakfast. The lunch menu includes salads, burgers, sandwiches, pastas and other items.

No other info at this point but I’m sure we’ll hear more soon!

Boney Mountain Tavern in Newbury Park is Now Boney Mountain Pizza Company

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The re-branding of Boney Mountain Tavern at 722 N. Wendy Drive in Newbury Park is now complete. It is now the Boney Mountain Pizza Company, offering pizza, 25 beers on tap, wings, salads and more in a family-friendly setting.

This popular local eatery originally opened in the summer of 2016 at the former home of Magoo’s Sports Grill.

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Ruperto's Kitchen Mexican Food Opened Today in Newbury Park

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Ruperto's Kitchen Mexican Food opened today in the Kimber Plaza, 3321-B Kimber Drive, Newbury Park. Family-owned eatery will be serving up various Mexican specialties. Ruperto's previous cooking experience was at Manny's. Located next to West of Orleans.

Previously at 3321-B Kimber Drive was Ranch Hand BBQ , which relocated in 2011, and subsequent to that, California Kettle Corn.

Select menu items:

  • Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros, Huevos con Chorizo, Huevos con Papa, etc.

  • Combinations: Carne Asada Encebollado, Flautas de Pollo, Asada or Carne Desebrada, Chile Relleno, Burritos, Chile Verde, Enchiladas, Calda, etc.

  • A La Carte: Tacos, Tostadas, Tortas, etc

Lowe's of Newbury Park to Open on Thursday, July 4th


Something to celebrate on our country’s 243rd birthday is the grand opening of the new Lowe’s of Newbury Park, located at 1027 Academy Drive, Thousand Oaks. This is a “soft opening” for the store but we have confirmed directly with the store that it will be opening at 6 am on Thursday, July 4, 2019 and will remain open until 8 pm that holiday. Normal store hours will resume on Friday, July 5th.

More on Lowe’s of Newbury Park at or by call 805.214.5510.

West of Orleans To Go & Catering Now Open in Newbury Park


Thanks to Steve Coppel for the heads up that Chef Marcus Webster is back at it again at the Kimber Plaza, 332 Kimber Drive (at Wendy), Suite C in Newbury Park with West of Orleans.

West of Orleans serves up New Orleans style po' boy sandwiches, gumbo, jambalaya and all the fixins like red beans and rice, corn bread, creole succotash and more.

Currently open for take out only Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 7:30pm as well as for catering.

There’s a website listed on their door and menu at that is not functional as of the date of this post.. Partial menu at

Chef Webster previously owned and operated N’Awlinz Bistro in this same location, until he closed it in December 2013 to focus on other business interests. He’s back!

Seven Spice Kitchen Authentic Chinese Food Now Open in Newbury Park

The former owners of Sesame Inn in Newbury Park (which is under new ownership and is still open), have opened a new eatery, Seven Spice Kitchen, at 2454 W Hillcrest Dr. #102, Newbury Park.

Seven Spice Kitchen offers authentic Chinese cuisine like Sesame Chicken, Seven Spice Fish, Beef with Jalapeños, and so on as well as special entrees, including Chinese Burger and Liangpi Zi (steamed cold noodles with spicy sauce ).

Learn more at

Jack in the Box Opening July 3rd The Village at Newbury Park Near Lowe's, LA Fitness

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UPDATE: July 3, 2019 is the grand opening date.


The “coming soon” sign is up for the new Jack in the Box that is being constructed at The Village at Newbury Park, northwest corner of Academy Drive and Grande Vista Drive.. Job openings are posted at The Jack in the Box will be located directly across the parking lot from LA Fitness.

Other businesses as we know include Lowe’s as well as Farmer Boys (quick serve eatery) and Autozone.

Other local area Jack in the Box locations for those who cannot wait for this new store to open include Thousand Oaks, Camarillo (2), Moorpark, Simi Valley (2) and so on.