I've dropped a "few" dollars at the Wells St store already. I'm running out of a few items now. Parking is lousy and if I go by myself I'll take the CTA. My friend won't do that so she drives and pays parking.<quoted text>
Spice House is in Old Town in Chicago (horrible parking) and on Central St in north Evanston. They are an off shoot of Penzey's Spices. There is a Penzey's in downtown Oak Park and in downtown Naperville. I like Penzey's curry blends better. They each carry their own blend and they are not identical.
I agree with you on the truffle salt. I think truffles are overrated.
Downtown Naperville is far away from most of us. it has some fun restaurants that are not that expensive .
General inquiry to the group for a weekened destination meet up? There is a Williams Sonoma in town , too, if you are flush with money or just want to gaze longingly.
I will gaze at Sonoma but can buy a little at Crate and Barrel. Don't need anything but that's not the point, is it?