Just two weeks after the announcement came that Journeyman would close down in Somerville’s Union Square after seven years, a new team has stepped up to take over the space at 9 Sanborn Ct.: Andrew Brady & Sara Markey (both alums of Bronwyn, also in Union Square) will take their Company Picnic pop-up permanent with Field & Vine, a community-focused restaurant that will practice mindful sourcing and feature an evolving menu, with wines to complement the food.
Markey and Brady have brought their concept to farmers markets and breweries and have popped up at various restaurants around the city. During that time, they’ve tested recipes and shaped the menu that will be served at Field & Vine once the restaurant opens. They will have house-pickled vegetables and scratch-made items and will be working with local farms, meat and fish purveyors, and foragers to supply ingredients for the menu.
With their menu plan in place and all the necessary permits and licenses secured, Markey and Brady have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project. They’re hoping to raise $25,000 over the next month, which will go towards stocking the pantry and ensuring support for any unforeseen issues that surface between now and opening.
“Andrew and I are so excited to have you in, feed you and take care of you,” Markey wrote on the Kickstarter page. “We've worked so hard to get to this point and can't wait to celebrate with you.” Stay tuned for further details on an opening date.
Update, 6/26, 12:30 p.m.: Starting July 6, Andrew Brady will be responsible for the menu at another Sanborn Court restaurant: He will test items for Field & Vine at Backbar throughout the month of July, with a target opening date in August for Field & Vine. Here’s a peek at Brady’s Backbar menu:
• Field & Vine [Kickstarter]