— Bucktown eaters have less than a week to visit a near-quarter-century-old restaurant stalwart. Jane’s, the adorable restaurant with the green facade at 1655 W. Cortland St., will shutter after service on Sunday, ownership announced on Monday. No reason was given for the closure and its owners have yet to respond to an inquiry, but the space has been for sale since last summer so new ownership may be on the horizon. Jane’s was popular for baby showers, anniversaries and other family events, as well as weekend brunch. Stay tuned for updates if they become available.
— The 37th annual Taste of Chicago, perhaps Chicago’s best-known food festival, kicks off today in Grant Park. Click here for a rundown of all 67 vendors as well as the popup restaurants and food trucks that will appear at this year’s fest. It runs through July 9.
— Some changes are in store at longtime Eater 38 member Big Jones. Chef/owner Paul Fehribach is redesigning the front of his acclaimed Southern restaurant in Andersonville — adding new windows, banquettes, and a larger waiting area — as well as adding a chef’s counter, moving the kitchen downstairs, starting delivery service, and adding a small retail space, Chicagoist reports. Some of these will implemented in the next couple weeks and others will happen in the fall.
— Chicagoans who are upset about Cook County’s proposed sugary beverage tax have a reprieve — at least temporarily. The judge’s ruling is now on hold until July 12, according to multiple reports.
— And finally, the North Side of Chicago is one step closer to getting its first Culver’s. The Wisconsin-based fast-food chain, popular for its butter burgers, will break ground on its Portage Park location (4939 W. Irving Park Road) at 11 a.m. tomorrow, DNAinfo reports. A South Side location in Bronzeville should open before it and a Wrigleyville outpost is also in the works.