Ideal for foodies and chefs of all skill levels, the Chopping Block is both a retail store and the city’s largest recreational cooking school. At the Lincoln Park location, behind an all-glass storefront with a sage green awning, visitors enter into the first-floor demonstration kitchen and shop area. There, light wood display tables are topped with professional quality cookware as well as cookbooks, aprons, gourmet and ethnic ingredients, and kitchen-related gifts. The store also offers an extensive selection of affordable wine. Upstairs, there is a fully equipped kitchen space where hands-on classes cover everything from knife skills to sushi preparation.