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Going Back to our Roots
The Chopping Block has been teaching home cooks in Chicago for over 17 years. Help us celebrate our timelessness with a brand new party!

Learn about our cooking classes, private events, gift cards and catering options as you literally taste your way through our Merchandise Mart location watching our chefs show you how to recreate our favorite dishes at home.

Our entire retail store will be 20% off this day only as you enjoy our complimentary food and wine tasting. Plus, stay tuned for big gift card savings being announced soon. You can get all of your holiday shopping done in one day!

Friday, October 10
11am - 7pm
Merchandise Mart

This event is free to the public and does not require registration. We look forward to seeing you all, old friends and new!

Pick Your Discount
You decide your own discount in our retail stores next month. October is "Pick your Discount Month!"

Reach into our basket at Lincoln Square and draw discounts ranging from 5% to 25% off retail purchases! Spin the giant wheel for your discount at the Mart.

*Please note discounts cannot be applied toward Big Green Egg, Vitamix or wine. 

Amazing Apple Fest
Shelley Young at Apple Fest
Thanks to everyone who braved yet another day of whacky Chicago weather to attend Apple Fest in Lincoln Square last Saturday. We sold a total of 320 Apple Pies!

Our staff used 2800 apples, 144 pounds of butter, hundreds of pounds of flour and sugar during a four-day baking bonanza. But all that work takes a toll. Read one of our baker's blog about the Aftermath of Apple Fest.

Want our famous Apple Pie recipe? We love to share!  

Pinterest Get a behind-the-scenes look at our pie production in our Apple Fest Pinterest Board.
Our Stores are Spooky

Are your Halloween decorations scary old? Spiff up your home this holiday season with some new spooky fun. Be sure to scroll down to the end of this newsletter for a special discount only for our email subscribers.      Throwing a haunted bash this year? Here are our favorite wicked party tips:


1. Check the calendar. Since Halloween is on Friday this year, parents will likely be busy with their kids that night so plan your event for Saturday.
2. Use a preserving solution like Pumpkin Fresh to keep your jack-o-lantern from spoiling before the party.
3. Skip the fog machine and burn incense throughout the house to create a smoky atmosphere.
4. Make a killer playlist for the night. The No. 1 song on Halloween playlists is Michael Jackson's Thriller, but Billboard's Top 10 Halloween Songs can provide inspiration.
5. A strobe light in the bathroom is just fun.

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Follow us @the_chopping_block, tag us and use #THECHOPPINGBLOCK in your photos.

We want to see pictures of you in our cooking classes, private parties, using our retail products, and especially the food you're cooking at home! 
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Expires 10/31/14
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