Cafe society_ ‘restaurant of the week’ to feature local spots, chains in simi valley

After sitting out California Restaurant Month festivities for the past two years, Simi Valley is getting back into the culinary swing of things with a promotion of its own: Restaurant of the Week.

The involvement of a certain hamburger chain signals that this won’t be your typical restaurant-week affair involving prix fixe menus and optional wine-pairing flights.

Organized by the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce, it is meant to “encourage our members and the community as a whole to stop by and discover a new place to frequent,” said board chairman Jim Vigdor in a news release.

The promotion kicks off Monday at the juice and protein-shake bar See Me Healthy. Make parmesan chicken Open since late 2012, the business recently added salads, wraps and an assortment of dishes featuring egg whites to its previously existing menu of meal-replacement shakes in flavors like chocolate peanut butter banana.

Hours at See Me Healthy are 7 a.m. What is a chicken parmesan to 8 p.m. Chicken parmesan italian Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. Parmesan chicken manicotti to 3 p.m. Easy bake chicken parmesan Saturdays and Sundays (1464 Madera Road, Suite B, 805-426-9037,

Opened a year ago by the husband-and-wife team of Royal High School graduates Ryan and Heather Rainey, the fast-casual restaurant specializes in build-your-own salads, wraps and bowls, with soups and signature combinations also available. How to make chicken parmesan baked (To read the Star’s restaurant review of Chop It Up, click on Baked potatoes were recently added to the menu as a Wednesdays-only item (1717 Simi Town Center Way, Suite 5, 805-526-3600,

McDonald’s (2375 Tapo St., 805-526-2222) will be the restaurant of the week from Aug. Chicken parmesan in oven recipe 29 through Sept. Parmesan chicken breast recipes 4, followed by the chain MOD Pizza (2941 Cochran St., Suite 1, 805-842-4442) from Sept. Easy parmesan chicken bake 5-11.

Nearly a dozen food trucks are expected to roll onto the scene when the Moorpark Education Foundation’s annual Food Truck Meetup takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. Recipe for chicken cutlet parmesan Aug. Parmesan chicken pasta ruby tuesday 14 at Moorpark High School.

Billed as the traditional kickoff to the school year (sorry, kids), the event is slated to include Cousins Maine Lobster, Cowboy John’s Smoken BBQ, Grilled Cheese Truck, Middle Feast, Mister Softee of Southern California, Mom and Pop’s Tacos, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Rolling Burger Barns, Shave It and Tainamite.

The event will include rock climbing, a dunk tank, a jumbo obstacle-course slide, a silent auction, prize drawings and live music by the band Ignition and youth singers from the High Street Theater and Chaparral Middle High School.

The new restaurant specializes in what its menu deems “old school” tonkotsu ramen, made with pork bone broth ($9). Baked chicken parmesan recipe easy Variations include chashu (topped with five slices of pork, $11.50) and kuro ma-yu ramen with roasted garlic sauce ($9.50).

Diners can go broth-free with maze soba noodles ($9.50) and rice bowls topped with pork ($4.50) or salmon, tuna, yellowtail or all three ($4.90 to $7). Pan fried chicken parmesan Lightly seared tataki preparations of salmon, tuna and yellowtail ($9 to $9.80) are available, along with soft-boiled eggs, mochi ice cream for dessert and Asahi and Sapporo in bottles.

Fair warning: The restaurant’s focus on super-popular ramen combined with its limited seating means that you may have to wait for a table at the height of lunch and dinner service. Parmesan chicken legs For best results, try visiting at an “off” time — say, between 2 and 5 p.m.

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In Newbury Park, Aug. Great chicken parmesan recipe 1 marked the grand opening of Love Phò Cafe at what used to be Sossy’s BBQ Grill. Chicken parmesan recipe baked The Vietnamese restaurant is owned by the same family that operates Love Phò N’ More in Camarillo (341 Arneill Road) and Phò Oxnard (722 N. Parmesan crusted chicken tgi fridays Ventura Road).

The newest location serves from a comparatively limited menu that nonetheless includes banh mi sandwiches ($6.55 to $6.75) and bowls of vermicelli topped with a choice of tofu, chicken, beef or shrimp ($8.95 to $11.25) in addition to the titular noodle dish ($8.25 to $9.75). Parmesan crusted chicken with mayo During the month of August, a free soft drink is included with all dine-in meal orders.

Aside from new kitchen equipment and updated tables in the dining room, Love Phò makes use of the barn wood-covered walls installed by the owners of Sossy’s. Parmesan chicken mayo Hours are from 11 a.m. Fried chicken parmesan recipes to 9 p.m. How to make easy chicken parmesan Wednesdays through Mondays (2140 Newbury Road, Suite D, 805-262-1881).

The Thousand Oaks version of Tonino’s Place Pizzeria opened in July at the Village Glen Plaza space previously occupied by Baskin-Robbins. Easy chicken parmesan bake The site has been remodeled to include a pizza oven visible from the order counter, along with a glass-paneled dining room furnished with sturdy metal chairs and marble-topped tables.

The menu mirrors that of the restaurant’s original location in Woodland Hills (23351 Mulholland Drive). How to bake chicken parmesan Diners will find calzones ($9.75) and Napolitana-style pizzas ($11.95 to $20.95) along with salads, panini, pastas and a low-carb menu of entrées featuring whole wheat pasta or grilled chicken parmigiana ($13.95), among other options.

Rice Thai Cuisine closed on July 27, when the Ventura County Environmental Health Division suspended its permit to operate for reasons that include “sewage backed up” in the facility.

Inspections this year found unsanitary conditions on the “floors, walls or ceiling” (February) and a lack of soap and/or paper towels for washing hands in the bathroom (June). Parmesan crusted chicken weight watchers For the full inspection report, click on

As of this writing, the windows at Rice Thai Cuisine are covered by sheets of plastic and blue painter’s tape. Best way to make chicken parmesan Signs affixed to the windows read “Sorry we are closed to re-maintenance” and “Rice Restaurant will reopen soon.”

The restaurant’s phone number appears to be in operation, although the mailbox is full and unable to accept messages. What sauce to use for chicken parmesan Its website and Facebook page remain live. Parmesan chicken bundles Neither mentions the remodeling project (387 E. Chicken parmesan from scratch Main St., 805-641-3573,

In Thousand Oaks, the longtime Village Glen Plaza restaurant Kaminari Sushi closed sometime in late May, judging by time stamps on posts to the restaurant’s Yelp page.

A reader alerted me to Kaminari’s passing via email in late July, writing that it had “closed without notice. Easy chicken parmesan sandwich Incredible loss of a local high-class restaurant.” He asked if I knew what had happened to it. Chicken parmesan recipe rachael ray I do not.

The alcohol license granted in 2001 to owner Hidekazu Nemoto isn’t set to expire until January and does not appear to have been transferred to a new owner. Quick and easy chicken parmesan The phone number has been disconnected and one of those Realtor lockboxes hangs from the door handle. Grilled chicken parmesan Time will tell (2891 Agoura Road).

Meanwhile, a “that’s soooo Ojai” spot called Food Harmonics is coming to the former Feast Bistro space, according to the yellow “public notice of application for ownership change” taped in the front window. Parmesan chicken kfc The Facebook page for the business owned by Gabriella Fry-Chesneau describes it as a “center for balanced health through food and yoga.” It will offer classes, retreats, organic food products — and beer and wine (254 E. Chicken parmesan recipe without eggs Ojai Ave.).

Lisa McKinnon is a staff writer for The Star. How to make a chicken parmesan sandwich Her Cafe Society column appears in the Sunday Life section and Fridays in the Time Out section. Italian parmesan chicken recipe For between-column updates, follow 805foodie on Twitter and Instagram and “like” the Facebook page VCS Eats. Easy chicken parmesan Please send email to