The Chopping Block You Can Save Lots of Money By Learning How to Butcher

Have you ever found yourself staring at the meat case in the supermarket with a blank look on your face? Are you wondering what’s the difference between prime, choice and select meat? Pondering which ribs should you get: baby back, country style or spare ribs?Read more

From the Chopping Block: Vegan from Scratch

The decision to adopt a vegan lifestyle is not one most people take lightly. Whether you are considering going vegan or are already eating that way, it’s important to understand the diet and what you need to do to be healthy. The Chopping Block recentlyRead more

From the Chopping Block

Have a “Pizza” – the Action on the Grill We eagerly await this time of year because we get to take our love of cooking outdoors in our grilling classes at Lincoln Square. We cook under the Chicago sun or stars (depending on the time ofRead more

The Chopping Block: Got a Sweetheart with a Sweet Tooth?

Valentine’s Day tends to conjure images of red roses next to a heart-shaped box of chocolates. Yawn. This year, why not celebrate the holiday with a different type of sweet treat for your honey like the classic Macaron? Macarons are French confections that are currentlyRead more

From the Chopping Block: Clean Eating 2.0

It happens every year. We gorge ourselves on sweets and treats during the holidays and resolve to turn over a new leaf in the new year. While you may have been introduced to the term “clean eating” in 2016, this year is all about takingRead more

From the Chopping Block: The Indulgence Days are in full swing!

The days of indulgence are upon us! We just finished digesting our turkey dinner, and now it’s time to turn our attention to holiday entertaining, namely sweets and treats. December is the time to put off the diet in favor of cookies and candy. OfRead more

Chopping Block–July: a Great Time to be in the City!

July is a beautiful time of year to be in Lincoln Square. Thursday nights alone offer fun for the whole family with the Summer Concert Series and Lincoln Square Farmers Market. The Chopping Block is especially excited for this month because we’re opening up our outdoorRead more

From the Chopping Block-We’re Fired Up for Grilling Season

Memorial Day is the official kick off of summer, but we simply couldn’t wait that long to fire up the grills on our outdoor grilling patio in Lincoln Square. The Chopping Block hosted our Big Green Egg Grilling Season Kickoff Show in mid-May, and weRead more

Resolve to Eat Clean in 2016

Christmas and Hannukah are a wrap. It’s time to turn our attention from cookies, cakes and pies to greens, protein and grains. A new year is a natural time to reflect on our eating habits and resolve to do better in the future. January isRead more

10 Tips for Baking Like a Pro from The Chopping Block

The Thanksgiving food coma has passed, and now it’s time to keep our ovens busy with all of the holiday baking we’ll be doing in December. But baking for a crowd, whether for a holiday gathering or for gifting food items to friends and family,Read more