Among the famous faces to waltz through Michael Jordan’s Steak House on Boul Mich recently were Spike Lee (here prepping his controversial “Chiraq” film), Jordan pal and ex-NFL star Chris Doleman, boxing legend Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, John Cusack and the Rev. Michael Pfleger. … Czech native and Blackhawks star Marian Hossa was spotted dining in River North’s Central European-inspired Bohemian House, enjoying pork schnitzel, roasted duck leg and grilled chicken paprikash. … Congrats to songbird Andrea Marcovicci for receiving the Standing Ovation Award at the PianoForte Foundation gala Friday night at the Ritz Carlton. … The Hawks’ Daniel Carcillo was seen dining with his family at Chicago Cut Steakhouse, where the Cubs’ Jon Lester slipped in for dinner with his wife and kids. … At the LYFE Kitchen Evanston, Chicago native, actress and author Marilu Henner supported her vegan diet with a return visit to the north suburban eatery while visiting her son, who is studying at Northwestern. … Recent sightings at RPM Italian have included the Bulls’ Nazr Mohammed, ex-NBA player Raja Bell and the Mets’ Matt Harvey. Ditto for Bears player Karryl Sharpton. … Seen at RPM Steak: the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, Kendrick Perkins and Anderson Varejao, plus the Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic and Michael Dunleavy, the Hawks’ Marian Hossa and Andrew Desjardins, the Houston Rockets’ Patrick Beverley and the Bears’ Kevin White. … LeBron made the scene at Mastro’s as well. … Speaking of the Cavs, Mike Miller checked out Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch, as did (separately) ex-Bull Ron Harper. … Also, the Cavs’ Shawn Marion celebrated his 37th birthday at the new Prime & Provisions steakhouse at LaSalle and Wacker, joined by pals including teammate Brendan Haywood. … Former Bear Brandon Marshall was spotted at Harry Caray’s on Kinzie, talking up his “Paddle Battle” fundraiser at the 7th Inning Stretch and Chicago Sports Museum at Water Tower Place this coming Friday. … Also at Harry Caray’s on Kinzie: LaRoyce Hawkins of “Chicago PD” celebrated his birthday.
Seen on the scene: Spike Lee, John Cusack, Marilu Henner
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Obamas break ground on presidential center, calling it way ‘to give back to Chicago and to the South Side’
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