Food News: Village Taco looks to expand; Hilltop Heritage Lager to return for ComFest

Erin Edwards
eedwards@columbusmonthly.com
Northstar

The Columbus Commons Food Truck Food Court returns to 160 S. High St. on Thursday, May 2. The food court is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through October. Participating food trucks include Aloha Aina, Cupzilla, Fetty's Street Food, The Little Kitchen, Mya's Fried Chicken, Preston's: A Burger Joint and more.

Village Taco, a small vegan eatery in Licking County, announced plans on social media to openVillage Taco & Cantina in Columbus. Video evidence points to 1297 Parsons Ave. on the South Side, which previously housed TatoheadsPublic House and the vegan bar Hal & Al's. Village Taco, which serves vegan tacos, enchiladas, burritos, popcorn “chickun” and more, opened last winter at 7 E. Main St. in Alexandria.

In case you missed the hubbub, Hilltop Heritage Lager and Hilltop Light, the popular tall boys from bygone Four String Brewing Co., will return to the Columbus market this summer.Hilltop Brewing Co., a new brewery owned by entrepreneur Blake Squires and a team of investors, announced last Friday that it plans to relaunch the American lagers during ComFest, June 28-30 at Goodale Park, and have six-packs back on shelves by July 4.

A soul food spot namedThe Good Kitchen 614 recently opened at1485 Sunbury Rd. in Northeast Columbus. The menu includes comfort classics like smothered pork chops, fried chicken, candied yams and collard greens, plus daily specials such as liver and onions.

Outdoor farmers markets are beginning to open for the season. TheClintonville Farmers Market, which opened last week, runs 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Nov. 23between Orchard Lane and West Dunedin Road on North High Street.Worthington Farmers Market, which is open year-round, moves outdoors starting Saturday, May 4. The outdoor market takes place 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through October in Old Worthington.

Northstar Cafe's flagship location in the Short North is expanding into the adjacent space, formerly Zpizza. According toColumbus Business First, the 1,000-square-foot-expansion will include the addition of a full bar.

The Old Bag of Nails Pub is taking over the restaurant space at4416 N. High St. in Clintonville, formerly Westies Gastropub.

SuperChef'sDowntown location on Broad Street has closed. Its Gahanna eatery remains open at 1344 Cherry Bottom Rd.

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