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From Photography to Knitting, Classes Are Right Around the Corner

By Patty Wetli

How’s that New Year’s resolution coming along? Totally transformed your life yet? Yeah, me neither. But if you were serious about getting creative in 2012, learning a new skill or dusting off an old hobby, you won’t have to look far for inspiration. You say you can’t boil water? The Chopping Block, 4747 N. Lincoln Read the Rest…

Turkey Day Countdown: Where to Get Your Food and Drinks

By Patty Wetli

There are about as many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving as there are stuffing recipes. (Or would that be dressing recipes? See what I mean.) The single requirement: You simply positively must make a pig of yourself. Allow us to help. Whether you’re planning to dine out, prepare the feast yourself or have it catered, we’ve Read the Rest…

Turkey Day Countdown: Where to Get Your Food and Drinks

By Patty Wetli

There are about as many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving as there are stuffing recipes. (Or would that be dressing recipes? See what I mean.) The single requirement: You simply positively must make a pig of yourself. Allow us to help. Whether you’re planning to dine out, prepare the feast yourself or have it catered, we’ve Read the Rest…

Center Square In The News

By Brad Bretz

The Olympian reports on Lincoln Square resident author, Lee Sandlin, and his first book ” “Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild”. The Chicago Reader spottedĀ a new locationĀ of The Red Lion Pub coming soon to Lincoln Square. We’ll have more information on that soon. Windy City Times had an article about Lincoln Square Read the Rest…

Wine Lovers Take Note

By Tatum Bartlett

Wine lovers take note: The Chopping Block is hosting its first Wine Tasting Open House to introduce its summer wine list. The occasion will feature an hour and a half of grapely goodness, more than 25 hand-selected wines, and distributors within reach to walk you through the sumptuous sipping?all for $5. Yes, $5! I had Read the Rest…

Calling All Mothers

By Tatum Bartlett

Stirring the pasta with one hand, typing an e-mail on the Blackberry with the other, attempting (unsuccessfully) to do a long-division check in my head, and then CRASH?the little one-year-old light of my life has just somehow managed to pull four large serving platters from the one cabinet that remains to be childproofed. Oh, the Read the Rest…

Beyond Farmers’ Markets: Investing in CSA Programs

By Victoria Wiedel

Chicago will finally get to experience spring weather this week, and that means other seasonal staples?like farmers? markets?won?t be far behind. While most farmers? markets in Chicago don?t officially kickoff until early summer, you can get a jump-start on the fresh-produce scene by becoming a shareholder in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Investing into Read the Rest…

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