It's really difficult to classify this place - it's a kitchenwear store, with unique things all over, and they also have a state-of-the-art kitchen right in ther store, and they give regular classes there on various quisines. On top of that, they even offer "culinary" trips to Chicago to visit local markets and eateries. As you walk in, chances are they are cooking something, and great smells waft through the entire place. I have learnt so much just by browsing the store - about a gazillion of little useful devices for the kitchen! They also have condiments, teas, coffees, gourmet chocolate, and cookbooks. Ah, almost forgot - you can register for their cooking classes online. It's nice when a small local place has class and their own web-site!