Angry Baker to Close and Relaunch in January
On January 6, 2014, The Angry Baker, the popular Olde Towne East bakery and bistro located at 891 Oak Street, will celebrate four years in business. In anticipation of this grand event, the store will be closed from January 1st – January 5th for a face lift and new outlook.
For starters, The Angry Baker will be repainted and get brand new bakery display cases. Vicki Hink, owner of The Angry Baker, expanded into an additional kitchen earlier in 2013, and because of the added room, she’s now able to move equipment around to create more space inside the little eatery.
The real changes at The Angry Baker, however, will come with the food. The new focus will primarily be on making additions to the pastry case: offering more bread varieties, as well as a daily bread schedule for customers’ convenience, serving more breakfast and lunch options, like bowls and tacos, and creating more gluten-free options.
In addition to the large muffins and cinnamon rolls for which they’re known, The Angry Baker will also begin to carry smaller, to-go items for dinner parties and such, like cheesecake, macarons, and tiramisu.
Hink recently took on a partner in the business, Ellen Smith, who will run the production kitchen and manage wholesale accounts. Smith has been with Hink from the beginning, and this change only cements the commitment both women have to growing their store into a neighborhood landmark.
“The community has really embraced us, and enjoys what we have to offer,” shares Hink on the success of The Angry Baker. “We have definitely grown, and continue to grow. It is really exciting to see how far along we have come and to see the possibilities for the future.”
The Angry Baker will re-open on Monday, January 6 and will be giving away decorated cookies to say thank you to its loyal patrons. More information can be found online at www.theangrybakerote.com.
Photos by Walker Evans.