Stewart Woodman

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    October 1, 2014

    Stewart Woodman Looks to Win Back Fans at the Workshop at Union

    A lot has changed in the main-level dining room of Union since the triple-decker restaurant first opened in downtown Minneapolis at the tail end of 2012. Originally, the space was intended to provide a more intimate experience than the rooftop, with a more formal, burger-free menu to match. After ch ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    Workshop in downtown Minneapolis is a showcase for technique and taste

    Only a few months have passed since the main-level dining room at Kaskaid-owned Union changed from a sustainable seafood-driven restaurant-within-a-restaurant called Union Fish Market to Workshop at Union, a new micro, mini, and small plate concept helmed by the alternately lauded and loathed chef S ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    Still some tickets left for Stewart Woodman's pop-up at the Workshop

    The third incarnation of Union is on its way, this time under the leadership of James Beard Award nominee Stewart Woodman, and soon they'll be giving a sneak peek of what's afoot. The new restaurant, now known as the Workshop, will host a special, three day only preview event today, tomorrow, and Sa ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    First Look: Lago Tacos in Lyn-Lake

    When you consider the high concentration of bars in Uptown and tendency for people to be out late and on foot, there's an alarming lack of tacos in that neighborhood. Or there was until very recently, when World Street Kitchen debuted their lamb belly and jerk beef fusion ones and Nico's Tacos ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    Former Heidi's employees crowd funding to replace lost wages

    The fallout from Heidi's closure continues. Over the weekend, a crowd funding site at Go Fund Me sprang up asking for the public's help to recoup lost wages and credit card tips for the former staff at Heidi's. We reached out to the Woodmans and the former server who started the fund to get the full ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Breaking news: Heidi's to close and return with version 3.0

    Since opening his first Minneapolis restaurant, Stewart Woodman has been served his share of challenges, only to rise from the (sometimes literal) ashes.  Five, his 2005 restaurant, was hotly anticipated, but short-lived, and their next venture, the first incarnation of Heidi's, was destroyed i ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Birdhouse is CLOSED

    The second restaurant from Heidi and Stewart Woodman has officially closed its doors. Although the restaurant had cycled through a couple of chefs, its concept of fresh, healthy, creative food seemed a perfect fit for the neighborhood.See Also:2013 Best Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant: BirdhouseBirdh ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Best-selling food writer Michael Pollan to visit Twin Cities

    New York Times best selling author and forefather of the modern movement against industrialized food is coming to the Twin Cities for a one-night-only event to promote his newest book, Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation. The event will be held May 2 at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Pa ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    ReviewerCard: "$100 for a lifetime of preferential treatment" [VIDEO]

    Last month local critic and Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern discussed the user-generated review forum Yelp on his podcast Go Fork Yourself. He heavily criticized the website's exploitative nature, saying,"Yelp has become dangerously unstable, because clearly they have people abusing ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Best places for post-holiday eating: A round-up, part 1

    In a day or so, perhaps even sooner, you'll be sick of trying to get creative with whatever odd scraps of holiday leftovers are still lingering in your fridge and definitely not in the mood for more carbs, cream cheese, or cookies. It's that post-holiday, getting back in the swing of the regula ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Heidi's gets dinged in state's latest liquor posting; Stewart Woodman responds

    When the state of Minnesota's Depart of Revenue posted its latest monthly list of bars and restaurants that are allegedly delinquent in their tax payments, it included one surprising entry: Heidi's, the Lyndale Avenue hot spot known for it's refined dining and seasonal craft cocktail ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Fish Bites: MN Zoo and top chefs raise awareness for sustainable fish

    Last night the Minnesota Zoo hosted its second annual Fish Bites; an event focused on raising awareness around the issue of sustainable seafood. Over 150 people showed up to the event, which featured nine of the Twin Cities' top chefs. Each chef prepared a dish using sustainable seafood, allowing gu ... 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

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    July 9, 2012

    Birdhouse's vegetable juice spritzers: Add them to your summer survival kit

    See Also:Birdhouse on Hennepin: A sneak peekBirdhouse: A preview of Stewart Woodman's new restaurantVeggie Spritzers$6Birdhouse on Hennepin2516 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis612.377.2213; Birdhouse FB pageIt's hard to fathom, but this recent streak of sweltering heat has left us eshewing cocktails in ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Birdhouse on Hennepin: a sneak peek

    Birdhouse on Hennepin, the new venture from Heidi and Stewart Woodman (owners of acclaimed Heidi's Restaurant) is officially open to the public today for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their liquor license came through yesterday just in time for a small preview dinner in the charming space, which fo ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    The Best of Hot Dish: June 4-8, 2012

    At the Hot Dish, we've been cranking out the latest food and drink news to keep you in the know. Here are a few of the week's top stories.~Take a sneak peek at Eat Street's latest venue, the highly anticipated Icehouse. And another first look with Pupuseria La Palmera. ~In the co ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon March '12

    ​OPENColossal Cafe in St. Paul (City Pages review)Eli's East Food & Cocktails (City Pages review)Eat Street Social (City Pages preview)Eat Street PizzaThe Hole Sports LoungeOceanaire  (new location)Turkey To Go  (Minneapolis skyway)Uncle Moe's Deli and DraftsWest Bank DinerWhich Wich

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    February 21, 2012

    James Beard Award finalists include Twin Cities names - Updated

    ​The James Beard award semifinalist list was announced today, and on the list were some familiar names. The awards were established in 1990 and named for chef, food writer, and celebrated lover of life, James Beard. The awards are the highest honor available to food professionals. Part of why the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Stewart Woodman announces new restaurant Birdhouse

    ​We first heard a rumor that Stewart Woodman, chef and owner of Uptown's Heidi's, had bought the house that once was home to Duplex.  Yesterday, word came out that Woodman is moving ahead with plans to open a second restaurant.

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    December 13, 2011

    5 great gifts for foodies

    Christmas foodies = delicious gifts​Got a few foodies on the list of people to shop for this Christmas? Turn off QVC. I promise they don't want a juicer. The Hot Dish is here to help you come up with the perfect gift for as many foodies as you have on your list. This will be the first of a s ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Fish Bites event hooks top chefs for seafood dinner at MN Zoo

    ​By the low, blue light reflected from the Discovery Bay exhibit, Fish Smart, the Minnesota Zoo's sustainable seafood effort, will host its first major event: Fish Bites. Hosted by Sue Zelickson on Thursday, October 13, local celebrity chefs like Stewart Woodman of Heidi's, Russell Klein of Merita ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011
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    February 15, 2011

    Food & Wine nominates four locals for People's Best New Chef

    Nominee Erik Anderson working his kitchen magic. ​Since 1998, the editors of Food & Wine magazine have selected 10 up-and-comers in the restaurant world to honor on its cover each July--Stewart Woodman, Tim McKee, and Seth Bixby Daugherty among them. This year, the magazine is expanding its ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Top 5 restaurant breakups

    Universal PicturesIf Jennifer Aniston were Tim McKee, then who would Vince Vaughn be?​Valentine's Day is a celebration of love. But then, it's hard not to think about relationships that have gone sour. Let's open up a box of chocolates and take a stroll down memory lane of top five Twin Citi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Heidi's opens tomorrow, but we already dined there

    Heidi and Stewart Woodman are opening Heidi's 2.0 on 1/1/11​Last February, Heidi's was claimed by fire just hours after chef and owner Stewart Woodman was named one of the Top 20 Chefs in the Midwest by the James Beard Foundation. Luckily for Twin Cities food lovers, the Woodmans weren't about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Most anticipated restaurant openings of 2011

    ​Based on reader response, Shakey's may be the average City Pages reader's most highly anticipated restaurant opening this year. (This April in Plymouth, everybody!) Here are five other soon-to-open eateries that the Hot Dish is especially excited about.

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    November 19, 2010

    The Best of Hot Dish: November 15-19

    Sit down. Take a load off. Read Hot Dish. ​It's the final weekend before the holiday season truly kicks off, so be sure to get some rest and relaxation in now. Kick off your shoes, settle into your comfy couch and pull these lovely Hot Dish stories in close. They will make you laugh and cry and ev ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Stewart Woodman and Lenny Russo trade blows in the blogosphere

    Woodman and Russo trade blows in the blogosphere.​Usually chefs criticize each other's work in private and leave restaurant critics to do the public skewering. But with the rise in chefs taking part in social media, it was only a matter of time before they started slinging serious mud at each ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Mill City Farmers Market ends tomorrow with Fall Harvest

    Mill City Farmers MarketGet your market produce while you can; soon this place will be a tundra.​Sure, Minnesotans are a hearty people. Our local produce? Not as much. Yes, there are tough crops that persevere deep into fall, thriving despite a brisk evening or an early frost. But sooner or la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Stewart Woodman's Shefzilla cookbook helps you cook Heidi's at home

    Learn how to cook like Heidi's. ​Stewart Woodman has created a monster. His new cookbook, Shefzilla: Conquering Haute Cuisine at Home, (Borealis Books, $27.95) might just put his forthcoming restaurant, a.k.a. Heidi's 2.0, out of business. Yeah, right. The Hot Dish recently received a revie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Heidi's coming to Lyn-Lake, Stewart Woodman shares details

    photo courtesy Heidi'sRIP Heidi's 1.0, welcome Heidi's 2.0!​Stewart and Heidi Woodman have finally made their long-awaited announcement: Heidi's will reopen in the former Vera's coffee shop at Lyn-Lake. After learning that reopening in their 50th and Bryant location, which was destroyed by fire l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Stewart Woodman, Heidi's chef, calls mom for comfort after fire guts restaurant

    Stewart Woodman is doubtless shaking his head in sadness this morning after a fire in his restaurant, Heidi's, gutted not just that business but four others.

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    February 18, 2010

    Heidi's, Patina, Blackbird in Lynnhurst gutted by fire

    A two-alarm fire is raging in the Patina retail store on 50th Street at Bryant Avenue in the city's Lynnhurst neighborhood.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Foodography: Charcuterie, Home cooking and Pre-historic dining

    This week, Kate snacks chez Stewart Woodman and hits up Chris Olson's Evolution of Food dinner.

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    November 25, 2009

    Top 5: Ways to spend T-giving weekend, foodie-style

    What to do for the next 5 days, besides eat turkey...

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    October 26, 2009

    MSPMag, Shefzilla showdown over "up and coming" chefs

    MSPMag article inspires a semi-heated exchange over local chefs and food writing.

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    August 13, 2009

    Heidi's gives out $20 gift certificates

    Chef Stewart Woodman's cooking demo at the Kingfield Farmers' Market this Sunday comes with an extra perk!

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    June 3, 2009

    Top 10 kitchen gadgets you'll only use once

    All hail the beef jerky gun and the remote control beer pager!

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    March 24, 2009

    Making zabaglione Shefzilla-style

    Heidi's Chef Stewart Woodman mends fences with a quick weeknight dessert: zabaglione.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Stewart "Shefzilla" Woodman starts blogging

    The chef/owner of Heidi's takes to the keys, giving an insider's perspective on the restaurant industry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Heidi's hot new chef's table

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    The best seats in town are at Heidi's new chef's table.

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Heidi's makes Conde Nast Traveler's "Hot List"

    A local "Best" makes an intn'l A-list of "the world's most exciting" new restaurants.

  • Restaurants

    January 23, 2008

    Small But Mighty

    It has only 40 seats, but Heidi's is interesting enough for a lifetime

  • Restaurants

    July 25, 2007

    Minneapolis Comeback!

    Steven Brown is back! After the '07 Massacre, Minneapolis is regrouping in other ways, too.

  • Restaurants

    May 2, 2007

    Cheap is the New Hot

    Got Champagne tastes and a Grain Belt budget? Welcome to the Minneapolis of your dreams.

  • Restaurants

    December 14, 2005

    Singular Five

    Stewart Woodman's long-awaited solo venture is stylish, costly, and absolutely unique

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    July 20, 2005

    Talk Of The Town

    A trifecta of impending restaurant openings, and one departure

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    January 5, 2005

    2004's Top Dozen Dishes

    If you read this list and subsequently eat your newspaper and/or hat, don't come crying to me

  • Restaurants

    February 18, 2004

    Levain Unleavened

    To redefine success, a south Minneapolis hot spot needs some polishing

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    June 18, 2003
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