— The Chicago location of Sullivan’s Steakhouse — a River North staple for more than 20 years at 415 N. Dearborn Street — will close for good next week. Management announced on social media that the restaurant will hold a farewell party on June 19 with happy hour specials all day as well as half-price wine bottles all week. Sullivan’s also has suburban locations in Naperville and Lincolnshire in addition to 12 other restaurants around the country.
— Stephanie Izard is changing the name and menu of her walk-up window at Duck Duck Goat. Duck Duck Togo will turn into Baobing on June 19 and serve Taiwanese street food including many frozen desserts, scallion pancake beef wraps and fried chicken, the Tribune first reported. Check out the full menu here.
— The subscription-based heir to shuttered neighborhood news site DNAinfo Chicago, Block Club Chicago, officially launched this morning. One of its first stories reports on the replacement for Wicker Park’s Crocodile, which will turn into a sports bar, eatery, and dance hall from the people behind nearby club Evil Olive named Little Olive Lounge. It’s slated to open in early July.
— HaiSous chef/owner Thai Dang appeared on Iron Chef America over the weekend when he faced off against Marc Forgione. Cable and satellite subscribers can watch it online here, or wait for Food Network to air it again.
— And finally, on the heels of last week’s news about a taco festival that was potentially a scam, eaters can check out a legit taco festival this weekend when Pilsen Taco Fest happens at 1000 W. Cermak Road on June 16 and 17. The free-admission event will offer food from 15 notable taquerias, live music, and more.