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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Stewart Woodman's new venture goes healthy but doesn't feel trendy or preachy
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 >>
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 >>
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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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 >>
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.
Christmas foodies = delicious giftsGot 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 >>
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 >>
More complex flavors, fancier platings
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 >>
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 >>
Heidi and Stewart Woodman are opening Heidi's 2.0 on 1/1/11Last 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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
A two-alarm fire is raging in the Patina retail store on 50th Street at Bryant Avenue in the city's Lynnhurst neighborhood.
This week, Kate snacks chez Stewart Woodman and hits up Chris Olson's Evolution of Food dinner.
What to do for the next 5 days, besides eat turkey...
MSPMag article inspires a semi-heated exchange over local chefs and food writing.
Chef Stewart Woodman's cooking demo at the Kingfield Farmers' Market this Sunday comes with an extra perk!
All hail the beef jerky gun and the remote control beer pager!
Heidi's Chef Stewart Woodman mends fences with a quick weeknight dessert: zabaglione.
It has only 40 seats, but Heidi's is interesting enough for a lifetime
Steven Brown is back! After the '07 Massacre, Minneapolis is regrouping in other ways, too.
Got Champagne tastes and a Grain Belt budget? Welcome to the Minneapolis of your dreams.
Stewart Woodman's long-awaited solo venture is stylish, costly, and absolutely unique
A trifecta of impending restaurant openings, and one departure
If you read this list and subsequently eat your newspaper and/or hat, don't come crying to me
To redefine success, a south Minneapolis hot spot needs some polishing