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Shelley Helps Kick Off Outdoor Market Season 


It's almost here: the start of the outdoor farmer's market season in Chicago! This year, we're especially excited for opening day of Green City Market because Shelley will be doing a cooking demonstration. Join us in Lincoln Park on: 


Saturday, May 4 

Until then, check out some shots from past markets in our Farmer's Markets Pinterest Board



New Organic EVOO

In the spirit of organic, we are pleased to bring a new certified organic extra virgin olive oil by Olave to our store shelves. It's got a fresh herbal aroma and delicate fruity flavor. This award-winning oil from Chile claims to be "the best organic olive oil in the world". Stop by either location for a taste and see for yourself!

Can you tell the difference between good and bad olive oil? Get some tips from our friends at Riverside Foods.

Experiment with our new oil by making vinaigrette. Learn how to make it here:

How to Make Vinaigrette 
How to Make Vinaigrette
Treat Mom this Mother's Day   


Trying to think of the perfect Mother's Day gift? Treat Mom to a Gift Card from The Chopping Block. If she needs to brush up on her cooking skills, she can take a class (even with the kids!). She can add to her stock of useful chef tools or enjoy some of our food-friendly wine selections. There's something for everyone!  


Girls Veggies  


We have a few spots left in our Family Night: Cook with your Kids on Mother's Day. Reserve your spots now!


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Cheers to our Wine Sale         

It's time to stock the cellar! And if you don't have a cellar (who does, really?), fill up your wine racks without spending a bundle. Our award-winning and affordable wine list goes on sale next month, along with all of our new wine accessories. Save 10% off all retail wine purchases in May.  


Cheers Need to taste before you buy? Each Friday, our knowledgeable wine vendors will be pouring their personal favorites and speaking on the different varieties that make up our food-friendly collection. Stop by the Mart for a sip!  


Fridays in May

4pm-6pm Merchandise Mart 


If you can't wait till May, a limited number of tickets have just been released for tomorrow night's Wine Stroll in Lincoln Square. We're on Lincoln Route "A". 


Thursday, April 25

6:30pm-9:30pm Lincoln Square/Ravenswood 


Vinderpants In addition to wine and snacks, you can shop our hilarious wine bottle covers like the Vinderpants, Vinderhosen, and Vinderalls. You'll be the talk of the party when you tote your wine around in these!  


Get ready for outdoor concert season with our Built wine totes, which maintain the temperature of the wine and have an easy to grasp handle. Don't worry, they come in a double bottle tote, as well!  


Wine Pearls Can't wait for your wine to chill? Check out our new stainless steel wine pearls, which act as ice cubes that won't dilute your wine.  


Need to chill the whole bottle fast? Grab your corkcicle out of the freezer and use the device to chill an entire bottle of wine in a minimal amount of time. All of these are great gifts for friends, family and of course, yourself!


Please note the 10% discount on wine applies to retail purchases only. It does not apply to wine purchased to be consumed during cooking classes or events. 

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They're Back          

Robert Welsh Knives Your love of knives has been apparent during our Knife Sale this month. We had sold out of our new Robert Welch line mid-month, but they're back!

Crafted in England using fully forged German stainless steel blades, each knife is comfortable yet sharp. Plus, they are an incredible value to fit your collection and your wallet. This line and all of our knives are 20% off in April.

Kapoosh Black We've also got Kapoosh Knife Blocks back in stock. The unique Kapoosh freedom rods let you mix and match knives from different sets in one holder. The rods also keep your knife sharper by eliminating the potential of scraping the blades on the edges of traditional knife block slots. Plus, the new black version is hot!  

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Chefs Battle in "Chopped" Style Competition         
If you've ever watched "Chopped" on Food Network, you know it can be a challenging test of a chef's creativity to incorporate all of the mystery ingredients in a tasty way.

Last weekend, we put two of our chefs, Carrie Bradley and Quincy Bissic to the test during our Knife Trunk Show. What will they do with lamb and Raisin Bran? Find out in this recap from Lincoln Square Patch.

Carrie & Quincy
Chefs Carrie & Quincy Battle during our Knife Trunk Show
Photo Credit: Lincoln Square Patch



Lazy Susan
Wine & Cheese
There's no better match made in heaven than wine and cheese, so we are pairing up our Wine Sale with a deal on cheese accessories. This offer is EXCLUSIVE to our email subscribers in May. Save 20% off all cheese knives, cheese boards, and Lazy Susans.

Save 20% Off
All Cheese Accessories 

Print this email or display it on your smartphone and show our staff to redeem your EXCLUSIVE discount.

Offer Expires May 31, 2013

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