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Cracker Barrel Edges Closer to LA Proper With New Location in Camarillo

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Plus Sqirl is closed, and Burmese food in Chinatown

The soon-to-open Cracker Barrel in Rialto
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Here they come

Another new Cracker Barrel is opening soon in Southern California, and this one is even closer to the heart of Los Angeles proper. The Rialto-area location, situated just off the 210 freeway, is set to open on May 13, and is hiring up now for all positions. Meanwhile, Eater has learned that yet another outlet of the quickly-growing company will come to Camarillo, just north of LA. That means two relatively-close outlets for biscuits and gravy, though each is still in a separate county.

Hold off

Sqirl is closed for the next two days for some light maintenance, so don’t expect to stop by for that ricotta toast until at least Thursday.

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All in the Taste

The Taste of South Pasadena is tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with dozens of participating local wineries and restaurants, including Jones Coffee Roasters, Yuca’s, Canoe House, and more.

Do the right thing

The recently-opened Loupiotte Kitchen in Los Feliz is eager to help the Notre-Dame in Paris get back on its feet after a devastating fire. With that in mind, the company is donating a portion of proceeds from sales of its madeleines this week to the official recovery fund.

Sandwich alert

Slab on West Third Street has a couple of new sandwiches to know about, including a pulled chicken option for those less interested in red meat, but still wanting some barbecue.

Hot chicken arrival

There’s yet more hot chicken coming to greater Los Angeles soon, but this one hails from out of state. It’s called 24 Hot Chicken (owing to its around-the-clock hours) and has an existing location in Plano, Texas. Despite the name, the restaurant at 12048 Ventura Blvd., in Studio City will not in fact be open 24 hours a day, but will stay open until 3 a.m.

Burmese surprise

Lao Tao will be open for dinner today at Far East Plaza in Chinatown, but they won’t be focusing on Taiwanese street delicacies. Instead expect a pop-up from the Burmese Please team, with curries, noodles, salads and more available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.