Restaurant openings, closings and more local food and drink news

Adding to a spate of restaurant closures recently, Red Velvet Cafe, the sister business of Bonifacio, has ceased operations at 246 S. Fourth St. Owner Krizzia Yanga opened the Downtown cafe in 2015, serving coffee, cupcakes and Filipino-inspired fare like chicken adobo panini. There’s good news, though. Hints on social media are pointing to expansion for Bonifacio, the King Avenue spot known for its modern twist on Filipino home cooking. Coincidentally, Budd Dairy Food Hall is expected to announce its next two food vendors any day now. You do the math.

This Thursday, Oct. 3, Rockmill Brewery will unveil a new 1,500-square-foot taproom on the grounds of its at Lancaster farm, 5705 Lithopolis Rd. NW. The rustic space features TVs, as well as indoor and outdoor fireplaces. The taproom’s hours are 4-8 p.m. Thursday, 3-9 p.m. Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday.

On Sunday, Oct. 6, BrewDog will hold the stateside launch of its new cider brand, Hawkes, during an event dubbed Ciderfest. The free event, featuring live music and hard cider samples, will take place at BrewDog’s DogTap brewpub in Canal Winchester (96 Gender Rd.). The festivities kick off at noon. Click here to RSVP.

Texas-based Fuzzy’s Taco Shop recently shut down its only Central Ohio location. The taco eatery, open nearly two years, was located at 479 N. High St., across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. In January, Fuzzy’s made headlines after the city’s health department identified a confirmed case of hepatitis A involving a restaurant employee.