Prepare to eat The Woodsman Tavern's celebrated fried chicken at noontime: Beginning June 1, the restaurant, located on the corner of SE Division and 46th, will open for lunch Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (previously, it was only open for dinner).
According to the press release, The Woodsman will serve a truncated menu during lunchtime, but you'll find the requisite chicken and oysters, along with a new burger, the Woodsman Griddle, and the return of one of the beloved sandwiches from the now-shuttered Woodsman Market, the Italian.
Back in 2012, PoMo's Benjamin Tepler called the Italian "a first-rate East Coast sub: a plush hoagie filled with fiery sopressata, capocollo (spicy, garlicky cured pork shoulder), prosciutto cotto (cooked prosciutto), a few rings of spicy Mama's Lil' Peppers, and ground cheddar cheese curds (the squeaky byproduct of cheese, ground into tiny morsels)." The sandwich may have changed somewhat, but you get the idea (and wow, we still needed to explain cheese curds in 2012?).
Along with the new weekday lunches, The Woodsman Tavern has extended its brunch hours: You'll now get that killer fried chicken, pancake, and spicy maple syrup mashup, plus those creative breakfast cocktails, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (instead of 2 p.m.).