RIVER NORTH—James 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]
ANDERSONVILLE—Marty'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]
DOWNTOWN—Aria, 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 PIER—Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Bar & Grill will open on June 20.