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Apple Pies
Two Parties Mean Twice the Fun
November is the best time of year for so many reasons. There's a pretty big food holiday that reminds us to be thankful, we ramp up pie production again, our classes are full of seasonal produce like squash and fall cooking techniques such as braising, and it's time to appreciate our customers. We have two different parties this year, each with a different focus. Be the cool kid and attend both!

Saturday, November 8
10am - 4pm
Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square's party celebrates turkey and everything else you need for your holiday meals. Learn how to smoke, fry and roast a turkey from our chefs. They'll also be showing off their favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. So stop by for expert tips, tricks, advice - and tastings! 

Friday, November 14
Merchandise Mart

The Mart's celebration is all about ushering in the entertaining season in style. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres you can easily re-create at home, samples of our Thanksgiving-friendly wines and fresh gift ideas for your favorite host or hostess.

Both stores will offer 20% off all merchandise (except Vitamix, Big Green Egg & wine) on Customer Appreciation Days. These events are free to the public and do not require registration.
Pie Perfection that You Can Pick Up
Apple Pie
The Chopping Block's Famous Apple Pie
Are you headed out of town for Thanksgiving? Make your trip easier by letting our chefs take care of your holiday dessert. We are now taking orders for our famous cast iron skillet Apple Pie & classic Pumpkin Pie. We offer two days of pickup at each location for your convenience.

Order for pickup at  Lincoln Square on Tuesday, November 25.
Order for pickup at Lincoln Square on Wednesday, November 26.
Order for pickup at Merchandise Mart on Tuesday, November 25.
Order for pickup at Merchandise Mart on Wednesday, November 26.
Shop Local on Black Friday
Avoid the crowds at the mall and big box stores on Black Friday and shop local. We have some fun things planned for our shoppers!

Take part in The Great Gift Card Search
and hunt our kitchens and stores to find hidden gift cards on November 28th.

Buy a gift card on Black Friday and provide us your email address, and you'll get early-bird access to our January calendars.

Finally, our Bonus Bucks promotion ends on December 1, 2014. Until then, buy any combination of gift cards to total $200 in a single transaction, and you get an additional $25 card to gift or keep for yourself. Bonus Bucks is now available online!

Stroll, Sip, Shop
Get ready to taste some amazing wine during Lincoln Square Ravenswood's Fall Wine Stroll. There are five different routes through the area's business districts, and The Chopping Block is located on Lincoln Route A.

Stroll through neighborhoods as you taste wine while checking out local shops, businesses and restaurants along the way. Each wine will be paired with delicious hors d'oeuvres.

We'll have a special offer on our food-friendly wines for participants. 
Tools to Tackle Thanksgiving

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner can be a daunting task, but with the help of these tools, you can ensure your success with the big meal.

Check the temperature of your turkey and stuffing and get accurate readings quickly with this folding Thermocouple by CND. This digital thermometer is waterproof and shatterproof, so it's sure to get you through many holiday meals for years to come. $79.95.


Our popular Benriner Japanese slicer includes an adjustable blade so you can vary your slices from fine to medium. With a hand guard to keep you safe, this slicer will make prep for our Butternut Squash and Parsnip Gratinee easy and fast. $49.95 


Potato ricers create light and airy potatoes. Just press boiled potatoes through the disk to get perfect Mashed Potatoes. This tool would be a great pick when making one of our favorite recipes from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Also try it with other root vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes and turnips.  $49.95. 

Pinterest Planning a Halloween bash? Check out our Pinterest board of scary good party food.  
Bonus Bucks: Gift Card Buy $200 in gift cards and get an additional $25 gift card
to gift to someone or keep for yourself. No one will know! Buy now.  
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