Food News: The Angry Baker closes in OTE; Tiki Week kicks off Aug. 4

Erin Edwards
Tiki drink at Huli Huli Tiki Lounge

The original location of The Angry Baker has closed at 891 Oak St. after almost nine years in Olde Towne East. Its other two locations, a bakery in the Short North (1247 N. High St.) and a coffee shop in Upper Arlington (1962 N. Mallway Dr.), have split off and rebranded under the name Happy Little Treats Bakery, which focuses on 100 percent vegan baked goods.

From Aug. 4 to 10, a who’s who of area bars will be serving special tiki drinks as part of 614Tiki’s first ever Tiki Week. A few of the participating bars include The Bottle Shop, The Citizens Trust, Grass Skirt Tiki Room, Hoof Hearted Kitchen & Brewery, Oddfellows and Wunderbar. A Tiki Week kickoff party takes place 7 p.m. to midnight on Sunday, Aug. 4, at Little Rock Bar, 944 N. Fourth St. in Italian Village.

Land-Grant Brewing Co. (424 W. Town St.) is throwing an IPA Day celebration from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4. The event kicks off with the IPA Day 5k, 10k and Half Marathon, in collaboration with Brokemans Run Co., followed by plenty of IPAs and live music in the beer garden from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A few weeks after J Hot Fish shuttered its restaurant in South Linden, owner K.C. Edwards’ Southern food eatery has landed in Eastmoor at 2882 E. Main St., operating out of The Good Food Truck. The truck is located in the parking lot of the Blu Note Café, a forthcoming jazz club owned by Edwards’ cousin DerrikPannell. According to Edwards, the venue, which was briefly Easy Street Cafe, has undergone a full renovation and will open this fall. J Hot Fish plans to operate part-time from the Blu Note’s kitchen. In the meantime, J Hot Fish will be serving its signature fried fish, fried chicken and other comfort food staples out of the truck Thursday through Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m.

The grand opening of Hilliard’s new Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard is set for Sunday, Aug. 4, at 5254 Franklin St. in the Landmark Lofts mixed-use development. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Banana Leaf Restaurant (816 Bethel Rd.)shared on Facebook that it is relocating. A new location has not yet been announced.

Kona Grill closed its Easton Town Center location last week. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based company filed for Chapter 11-bankruptcy protection in April.

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