The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
This week, The Angry Baker announced the closure of its University District cafe and bakery on Facebook. The Angry Baker's original location in Olde Towne East, known for its vegan-friendly menu of sandwiches and baked goods, remains open at 891 Oak St. Meanwhile, its new Short North bake shop at 1247 N. High St. recently converted to a 100 percent vegan-dedicated bakery.
Craft & Vinyl, Troy Stacy's appropriately named craft beer bar, record shop and recording studio, opened Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 1806 W. Fifth Ave. in Grandview.
The Columbus Food Truck Festival takes place this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18, at Bicentennial Park and the Scioto Mile. Now in its eighth year, the festival will feature two stages with live music, crafts and more than 50 food trucks and trailers.
Condado Tacos opens Thursday at The Pointe at Polaris at 8958 Lyra Dr. The new location of the fast-growing, Columbus-based taqueria will be open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
Harvest Tavern & Pizzeria opened this week at 1099 W. First Ave. in Grandview, formerly home to The Old Bag of Nails Pub. Known primarily for its wood-fired pizzas, Harvest will feature an expanded menu at the new location that highlights its collaboration with partner and neighbor The Butcher & Grocer.
World of Beer's ownership group is officially relaunching its Gateway – University District location as The District PourHouse, starting Thursday, Aug. 16. The rebranded concept, which seeks to be a more budget-conscious option for students, will feature a hot dog stand, more than 50 beers on tap, classic arcade games, vinyl nights, trivia nights and a beer garden.
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