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I Scream, You Scream… and Diana & Tse Wei take over the ICA

A few weeks back, our fabulous executive chefs took over the space outside the Institute of Contemporary Art as part of the ICA’s fantastic chef lecture and cooking series “Tasting Talks.” Their subject, on that hot, sunny, summer day? The … Continue reading

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backbar Takeover! All the details on the weekend's wine bar

backbar’s been taken over!! While our fabulous bartenders are off learning and partying hard at the annual Tales of the Cocktail event, we here at Journeyman are having our own fun. Every night this weekend we’re hosting a pop-up wine … Continue reading

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What's With Your Wine List? Part II, the List Itself

What’s with your wine list? Part II: the format Last month, I talked a little bit about the philosophy that drives our beverage program. This month, I’m going to talk about the list itself, that innocuous sheaf of paper that … Continue reading

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Say cheese!

This year, Journeyman is starting to get cheesy. There’s 2 big pieces to this development: 1. Cheese service at Journeyman. As you may know, we’ve been running cheese boards over at backbar for a long while now, and we’ve very … Continue reading

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What's with your wine list? Part I, the philosophy

People often ask me “what’s with your wine list?” and I can see three easy ways to answer that: the first is about the philosophy that coheres each wine and the printed format into a perspective; the second and third … Continue reading

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Catherine Owens: Chalkboard Menus and Art

At Journeyman, we hire for some alchemy of personality and skill: people with a million passions and skill sets, the dilettantes of the world, usually thrive here. That means we have gathered a set of incredibly multi-talented staff. From semi-professional … Continue reading

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The Garden at Journeyman: A "Petite Histoire"

[Please welcome Andrea Hasselbacher, Journeyman’s resident gardner & one of our servers, for a short visit to our gardens. -Meg] One of the first things people notice about Journeyman is often the vertical garden and large glass window standing out … Continue reading

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Monday, January 30th: The Federal Wine & Journeyman Restaurant Wine Seminar; Bordeaux's Left Bank

Bordeaux’s Left Bank Monday January 30, 2012 @ 6:00pm 9 Sanborn Court, Union Square Somerville, MA 02143 Reservations (617) 718-2333 or eat@journeymanrestaurant.com In the year 1154 Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry II of England, bringing as her dowry much of … Continue reading

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Raising Full Glasses: A tribute dinner to Joe Dressner

Real wine. It’s what we pour every night at Journeyman, and it’s what we drink on our own time. Real wine is wine that tastes like the earth and grapes from which it comes and like the yeast and people … Continue reading

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Journeyman's First Birthday

Wednesday night, Diana, Tse Wei, and I sat around my dining table and toasted to Journeyman’s first birthday; Thursday marked one year since we opened our doors to the public. We talked about what our goals had been for year … Continue reading

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