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 and 7:30pm as well as for catering.

There’s a website listed on their door and menu at westoforleans.com that is not functional as of the date of this post.. Partial menu at www.instagram.com/p/Bv7aZBRAQNZ/.

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 www.sevenspicekitchen805.com.

Jack in the Box Coming Soon to The Village at Newbury Park Near Lowe's, LA Fitness


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 nowhiring.com/bromley. 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. www.jackinthebox.com

Vegan Thyme Eatery Now Open in Newbury Park


Angie E. reported via the Conejo Valley Guide Facebook page that Vegan Thyme is “coming soon” to the Park Plaza Shopping Center at 2205 Michael Drive in Newbury Park, between Azar’s and the liquor store. Well I stopped by today, Saturday, March 2nd, and they are now open. In fact, today was their soft open.

Previous occupants of this spots were Sushi Plant and Exotic Flame. I was told that everything on their menu is dairy and meat free - noodles, Pad Thai, non-meat chicken dishes and much more.

Their phone number is 805-716-3088. Partial menu at this link.

Great Harvest Bread Co. in Newbury Park to Close Its Doors on Saturday, March 2, 2019

It is with sadness that we report that the Great Harvest Bread Co. located at 2092-H Newbury Road in Newbury Park (Smart & Final/CVS shopping center) will be closing its doors on Saturday, March 2, 2019 after 15 years serving the local community.

On their website at conejobread.com, the owners indicate that their lease is up and for many personal reasons, they will be closing.

Farmer Boys Coming to Thousand Oaks in Fall 2019

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Rumor has it that Farmer Boys is opening its first Ventura County location later this year here in the Conejo Valley; specifically in the Newbury Park section of Thousand Oaks, in the new Lowe’s / LA Fitness area.

Farmer Boys offers breakfast, burgers, salads, sandwiches and more in a fast-serve setting.

Learn more at www.farmerboys.com.

Coaches Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor Opening May 25th at Wendy-Kimber Plaza in Newbury Park

UPDATE: Coaches Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor’s grand opening is Saturday, May 25th at 10:30am.


Coaches Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor is “coming soon” to the Wendy-Kimber Plaza, 3345 Kimber Drive, Newbury Park. It will be located next to Country Harvest, in the space previously occupied by Bushido Martial Arts, which moved a few suites down.

Rumor has it that the owners are the same folks that own Country Harvest. This will undoubtedly be an exciting addition to the neighborhood.

No other specifics yet, but updates at www.facebook.com/CoachesNP.