The latest updates from the Columbus dining and bar scenes

Nile Woodson and Mico Cordero of Hai Poke were named People to Watch by Alive earlier this year, and now they're making good on the designation, announcing plans to open the pop-up eatery's first brick-and-mortar location in the Short North this summer. The restaurant will be located at 647 N. High St. and will offer its namesake poke bowls, along with expanded offerings like Japanese-inspired dumplings and poke nachos.

Hot Chicken Takeover announced a third location, slated to open later this year at the Easton Gateway. The second location in Clintonville is currently under construction.

Kindred Artisan Ales, which recently rebranded as Kindred Beer, announced the addition of an executive chef and a food truck at the Gahanna tasting room. The brewer also shared that it will add a second taproom at 2950 N. High St. in Clintonville, former site of the Crestview Market.

Kindred will also host its one-year anniversary party this Saturday, March 4 from noon to midnight. The event includes food trucks, live music and special beer releases.

City Tavern is opening Friday, March 3 at 697 N. Fourth St. in Italian Village, in the former restaurant space occupied by Cray/Factory on 4th.

A vegan brunch concept called Freaks + Leeks will serve every Sunday in March at Platform Beer Co. The first pop-up takes place this Sunday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chinese dumpling spot Jie's Good Tasting in Grandview has closed.

Poke Bros announced it is adding a second location at 100 E. Gay St. Downtown. The company opened its first location at Polaris this past fall.

Hoof Hearted Brewery & Kitchen in Italian Village hosts a one-year anniversary party this Saturday, March 4, starting at 4 p.m. The festivities include can releases, a special tasting menu, an art show and free mullet haircuts.

Nicholas Dekker writes about breakfast, beer, coffee and Columbus at breakfastwithnick.com. He leads breakfast and brunch tours for Columbus Food Adventures.