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Michael Jordan's Chef; Tamarkin's Wine Picks; More!

Nightwood has a great wine list
Nightwood has a great wine list
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RIVER NORTHJames O'Donnell has been named the executive chef of the forthcoming Michael Jordan's Steak House. The 6,300 square-foot restaurant is scheduled open inside the InterContinental Hotel mid-August. [EaterWire]

EVERYWHERE—Not pleased with the second-city status the Wall Street Journal gave to Chicago in regard to wine, TOC's David Tamarkin gave writer Lettie Teague a piece of his mind—and six great options for finding wine in Chicago. [TOC]

ANDERSONVILLEMarty's Martini Bar is looking to the public to help them create a featured martini for July. Post ideas to their Facebook wall and if yours is picked, you'll get a $15 gift card. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWNAria, the restaurant inside the Fairmont Chicago hotel, has a new chef de cuisine, Beverly Kim Clark, and new lunch and dinner menus showcasing modern American food with an Asian bent. [EaterWire]

NAVY PIERJimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Bar & Grill will open on June 20.


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