Heidi’s owners opening Birdhouse on June 21

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June 8, 2012 by Sarah M

Stewart and Heidi Woodman.

HENNEPIN — The owners of Heidi’s in Lyn-Lake are unveiling their second restaurant, Birdhouse, in the former home of Duplex on Hennepin later this month.

A grand opening for the new restaurant is planned for June 21 on the Summer Solstice.

The concept for Birdhouse is healthy organic dishes at affordable price points for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant has a happy hour from 3–5 p.m. and a late night happy hour 10 p.m.–1 a.m.

Highlights on the menu include a sweet pea pate (fresh peas with goat cheese and mint) for $8; quinoa and wild rice croquettes for $10; and a roasted chicken sandwich with arugula, goat cheese and fig jam for $10.

Owners Stewart and Heidi Woodman have brought on Ben Mauk as the chef for Birdhouse. His last job was working as the executive chef for Bon Appetit  Management Company at Stanford University.

The Woodmans chose the name Birdhouse for their new restaurant because they thought the 1930s-era, three-story duplex resembled one when they first looked at it and Heidi’s name in Hebrew means bird.

The restaurant will have dining room seating on the first and second floors. The second floor has a cocktail and wine bar, too, along with a balcony deck looking out on Hennepin. Birdhouse also has outdoor patio seating for 45.

For more details on the new restaurant, go to  birdhousempls.com.

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