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jfood May 15, 2010 03:09 PM

Jfood saw the good news from the owners of Blackbird and was wondering if anyone knows if the Chef from Heidi's has any plans.

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    1. Latinpig Jul 28, 2010 02:08 PM

      To sum up. Lease signed. 29th and Lyndale. Old Vera's spot. Possible full liquor license.

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        KTFoley Jul 28, 2010 03:00 PM

        Who has a solid source they can cite?

        Per Dara, it was rumor as of July 16. And her commenters, including Kate NG Sommers, have confirmed nothing.

        http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/media...

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          churchka Jul 28, 2010 03:47 PM

          If true, I'm very happy. Just blocks from my house. Hooray for Lyn/Lake!

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            babaoriley7 Jul 28, 2010 04:37 PM

            I'm confused. It seems there are a lot of guesses in the comments, maybe you know something else we don't?

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              faith Jul 28, 2010 09:59 PM

              The old Vera's spot sounds likely to me. The guesses are about Blackbird, not Heidi's.

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                Latinpig Jul 29, 2010 08:37 AM

                My source is the proverbial horses mouth. Rock solid. I know nothing about Blackbirds plans.

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                  semanticantics Jul 29, 2010 08:41 AM

                  Per Blackbirds Facebook, and a post above, they have signed at 38th and Nicollet.

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                Latinpig Jul 29, 2010 08:38 AM

                It is not a guess. They signed a lease for the 29th and Lyndale spot. They hope to be open in October and to have a full liquor license. Dara does not know everthing.

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                  KTFoley Jul 29, 2010 09:39 AM

                  What Dara knows is that she has a rumor she cannot confirm. What Kate NG Sommers knows is that she has information she cannot share. And somewhere in between is Andrew Zimmern who has a rumor and says no more.

                  I'm actually glad to see those local bloggers considering that "first to publish" is not the be-all & end-all of broadcasting other people's doings. I admire the restraint on the part of DM, KS, AZ.

                  Apparently Dara took some heat for not jumping on the bandwagon when there was so much juicy gossip circulating about Tim McKee et al. If she is holding on to a bit of a standard that seems to have been generally discarded, and KS and AZ are doing the same, good for them.

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                    Latinpig Aug 3, 2010 01:27 PM

                    I have confirmed it and it will be announced very shortly.

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                      faith Aug 3, 2010 09:44 PM

                      what's weird is that as of Sunday there was a 'For Lease' sign up on Vera's.

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                        Latinpig Aug 4, 2010 09:15 AM

                        Have faith.

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                          semanticantics Aug 4, 2010 02:38 PM

                          It's on the Strib, confirmed as Vera's old haunt.

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                    BigE Aug 5, 2010 06:36 AM

                    Chef Woodman just confirmed this info on his blog.

                    Happy day!

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                babaoriley7 Jul 16, 2010 12:34 PM

                Looks like he has been working on a cookbook. Sounds interesting

                http://www.amazon.com/Shefzilla-Conqu...

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                  Latinpig Jul 20, 2010 09:12 AM

                  I heard they signed a lease on Lyndale.

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                    kevin47 Jul 20, 2010 03:18 PM

                    Where on Lyndale? Where did you hear this?

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                      babaoriley7 Jul 20, 2010 06:03 PM

                      Maybe thinking of the Blackbird folks? I think they are opening up on Lyndale. Great if not, would love for Stewart and Heidi to open up another similar place (check that, would love them to open up Heidi's again)

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                        SmartCookie Jul 21, 2010 07:53 AM

                        Blackbird is opening on Chicago and 38th.

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                          semanticantics Jul 21, 2010 08:49 AM

                          Sorry, but this made me chuckle. It's funny how 6 blocks = worlds apart.

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                          keithinmpls Jul 21, 2010 07:55 AM

                          Nope - Blackbird is re-opening on 38th and Nicollet - signage is up and everything.

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                            kevin47 Jul 21, 2010 06:06 PM

                            Right. If you wander into Cup Foods expecting Blackbird, you have no-one to blame but yourself .

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                            Latinpig Jul 28, 2010 02:06 PM

                            I am not.

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                            Seige Jul 21, 2010 06:32 PM

                            Crap. This means my hopes of them coming to St. Paul are dashed.

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                              Foureyes137 Aug 5, 2010 06:40 AM

                              I was with you all along. Nice scoop.

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                          4. jfood May 25, 2010 09:20 AM

                            thanks all...if anyone hears more firm data jfood would appreciate the head's up.

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                              Latinpig May 27, 2010 02:20 PM

                              I will keep you posted.

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                            2. Latinpig May 24, 2010 09:10 AM

                              Still looking for a new location is what I heard.

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                                Seige May 17, 2010 05:29 PM

                                I have no idea what he's doing, but I'm going to lobby that he open up a new place in the old Vintage on Selby in St. Paul. And I'm not just saying that because he (and his food) would then be in walking distance. :)

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                                  bill1jan May 18, 2010 01:47 PM

                                  Another St. Paul space that would seem well-suited would be Heartland's. It will be opening up within the next month when Lenny Russo moves the restaurant to Lowertown.

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                                    semanticantics May 25, 2010 09:39 AM

                                    I heard The Groveland Tap is going to do something there. Pizza / shared plates?

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                                  steve_in_stpaul May 15, 2010 07:39 PM

                                  You can always check his blog: http://shefzilla.com/

                                  Nothing there ATM, but he does touch on scouting trips for sites and the like.

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                                    parkermsp May 15, 2010 04:54 PM

                                    He's working on a cookbook.
                                    Beyond that, I don't know.

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