Ben Mauk

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Minnesota Zoo Farmers Market features Fish Smart chefs

    One of the newest farmers markets to pop up in the Cities is the one found in the Apple Valley parking lot outside the Minnesota Zoo. We stopped by to have a peek and a taste of the goodies available. We found the usual, beautiful Minnesota bounty, but then we spotted something unexpected.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Uptown Art Fair adds food to its artistic lineup

    This year the Uptown Art Fair added culinary art to its list of artistic genres by staging a live, onstage culinary competition. Chefs from around the Twin Cities were paired with local artists and tasked with creating dishes and artistic pieces based on a selected basket of ingredients. As a judg ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 18, 2012

    Birdhouse is good and good for you

    Stewart Woodman's new venture goes healthy but doesn't feel trendy or preachy

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Birdhouse: A preview of Stewart Woodman's new restaurant

    While other restaurants languish with elastic opening dates, Stewart and Heidi Woodman aren't wasting any time opening the doors at Birdhouse. It seemed the second the announcement of Duplex's closing hit the press, rumors started swirling that a name chef had swooped in. A short while later there w ... More >>