This Just In: Du-par's opens in Oxnard
Du-par's now has an Oxnard location; its grand opening is planned for Friday. Like the Du-par's Farmhouse at the Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles (and sister restaurants in Studio City and Thousand Oaks), it's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The original Farmers Market location was renovated and reopened in 2007 after the Du-par's chain was bought in 2004 by investors led by W.W. "Biff" Naylor (who has breakfast food in his blood -- his father founded the first Tiny's Waffle Shop in Fresno in the '20s).
The Oxnard Du‑par's menu will look familiar: breakfast (including the classic buttermilk hotcakes, the recipe for which is safely locked away in the Du-par's at the Farmers Market) is served around the clock, along with chicken pot pie, steak, burgers, turkey and mashed potatoes, and fruit pies.
Medardo Hernandez, formerly of Wolfgang Puck's Granita and Spago, is Du-par's executive chef. Biff Naylor's daughter Jennifer Naylor, former executive chef and general manager of Granita, is a consultant to Du-par's.
Du-par's, 2420 E. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo at Du-par's Farmhouse at the Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Times