Heidi’s Restaurant Remembered

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Good memories and times at the table can often be traced back to a place, the atmosphere, and of course great food.  Heidi’s Restaurant was just the type of place to leave you with with memorable moments.  Sadly, on the same day Stewart Woodman was chosen as a 2010 James Beard Award semifinalist for best Midwestern chef, Heidi’s Restaurant was destroyed in a terrible fire.  We were so shocked and sad to hear this news, since Heidi’s was one of our favorite restaurants.

Through the years, LoveFeast Table has had many special times at the table.  These are times when the conversation flows, the food is beyond wonderful, the atmosphere and decor just perfect… the servers so charming.  When a restaurant hits all these pieces in perfect cadence, the meal becomes a pleasurable dance and the memory a treasure.

This was our experience at Heidi’s.  We had been there a couple of times in the past.  Todd and I knew for sure when Kristin and Devon visited us again this was a place we were taking them.  Our expectations for a perfect night were not disappointed.

We hope that Stewart, Heidi, and Frank and the charming and delightful servers that we enjoyed so much will continue on to create yet another place that pulls together so many wonderful elements for a memorable night out.

We are saddened by your loss.  And our hope for you is that you will go on to create another beautiful place and bring those talents again, to the table.  We thank you for what you gave us…a special night, a treasured memory and a story to tell.

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Charming, Delightful, Delicious, and Memorable.

That’s the way it was.

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  1. Just found your site! LOVE IT. Have pictures of our last meal at Heidi’s in December…so nice to see these. My son is apprenticing at a restaurant in LA and a visit to Heidi’s was a “must” for him over the Christmas holiday. Stuart took the time to talk to him. We will treasure the memories and pray he can rebuild.

  2. Kelli, where is your son’s apprenticeship? That way we can follow him and say “We knew him when!” 🙂

  3. I am so glad you have some pictures from Heidi’s. We used to frequent it as well, and will miss it.

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