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An eclectic neighborhood restaurant and cafe presented by the award winning team behind Bread & Salt Hospitality
An eclectic neighborhood restaurant and cafe presented by the award winning team behind Bread & Salt Hospitality
An eclectic neighborhood restaurant and cafe presented by the award winning team behind Bread & Salt Hospitality
316 backers pledged $40,286 to help bring this project to life.

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After nearly two years of cultivating our hobby around pop up events and temporary restaurants Bread & Salt Hospitality is excited to announce our first permanent project, Juliet, in Somerville’s Union Square. 

You may know us from events that we have held all over Boston as well as further away in Chicago, New York City, and more. We've operated everywhere from cooperative Airbnb kitchens for an impromptu dinner party to outdoors with our favorite farmers for springtime "flower potluck" events to multiple invitations to cook at the prestigious James Beard House

Finally we made the decision to take this hobby, and devote ourselves to it full time, and our first project involved setting up a temporary restaurant, “Bread & Salt at Wink & Nod,” which operated for seven months in Boston’s South End to local as well as national acclaim. There we honed our culinary programs and other systems, even developing internship programs both in the kitchen as well as in service and administrative roles. All of which positions us ahead of the curve as we head into our first permanent restaurant opening. 

Juliet will be a place to continue to explore our interests, hobbies and personal proclivities with our own community; serving all day, in a fun and approachable manner. Both a meal, with options for quick service or to spend all day with us, as well as an experience, with our open kitchen and friendly but skilled service. 

We'll make everything by hand as possible, supporting our network of local farmers, fishermen, and other producers we have come to know and trust. You can count on us for well sourced, direct from the farm meats, cheeses, eggs and dairy in addition to produce. You can expect us to display a high level of professionalism and training both in the kitchen and without while you enjoy a comfortable neighborhood experience whether seated at our table or simply picking up coffee to go. 

On going development includes plans for leisurely weekend experiences including a full afternoon tea service and family style dining in the evenings. Carefully curated wine programs and retail options celebrating our own work as well as that of some of our favorite producers like the very fresh and very local sumac made for us by the Shuldiners in New Hampshire or the saffron that local company, Rumi Spice, imports for us direct from Afghanistan where the farmers grow the elusive spice where they once grew opium poppy. 

The menu and the service at Juliet will showcase a collection of our favorite things, ready to be shared with you, but the sharing doesn't stop there. In addition to the retail offerings, essentially opening up our pantry to your home look for design elements all around that reflect our own work, our families’ or our friends’. From Katrina's line of 100% hand made "Post Oak Aprons" or her hand forged (josh helps) iron "S" and "J" hooks providing essential function around the restaurant to our one of a kind pottery. All complimenting the handmade nature of the kitchen and ensuring the experience at Juliet is always as unique and personal as it is delicious. 

Bread & Salt Hospitality is a company that is about people as much as it is about food. To this end we are serious about our training and career programs. Our goal is to provide stable, safe and fair working environments. That means we invest a large amount of time in training and setting expectations for our staff. Bread & Salt boasts a loyal staff, some of whom have been with us since even before our current projects. 

In producing Juliet, Bread & Salt Hospitality is ready to establish ourselves as at once a friendly, approachable and high performing restaurant and cafe as well as a training and proving ground for an upcoming generation of skilled and career oriented professionals in culinary and hospitality fields. 

This fundraising effort will help us in necessary renovations and upgrades to our Union Square space. We have set a minimum goal that will get us where we need to be to operate Juliet. We do, however, hope to meet that goal early and with your help to surpass it. Additional operating capital helps us immensely and trickles down to supporting our hard working farmers and producers as well as to provide security and stability for our dedicated staff and to help us navigate any changes to the plan along the way, as is inevitable in a project like this. 

We are pleased to invite you to be a part of this beginning with us. The ideas and vision behind Juliet have been well incubated and rigorously tested. Our staff is trained, enthusiastic, and committed. Our recipes tested, tasted, recorded and well practiced. Our vision clear. 

Juliet is ready for it's permanent stage, Bread & Salt is ready, with your help, to build it.

Risks and challenges

Opening a restaurant is risky business. Especially in the beginning stages where capital is quickly burned up in construction, rent due before revenue and expensive licensing processes.

We have diligently decided on a concept in a space that we believe in. We have a well proven track record both in managing standout local restaurants and in working under dynamic conditions.

Our management team is small and we are hands on through the entire process working with well recommended professional we trust and who know how to get things done.

We are confident that our experience and our ability to adapt and get the job done will show us through these challenges successfully.

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    Every little bit helps. If you can help us with even just ten dollars, we'll certainly appreciate it. In return you'll receive an email to thank you for your generosity as well as a permanent acknowledgement on our website along with our public thanks on social media. Also my request that upon our opening you find me and introduce yourself so we can say thank you in person.

    We ask that whatever it is that sparked you to help us at this level, email a few friends and let them know why... who knows, they just might be as excited as you were.

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    Breakfast our way.

    Enjoy a set prix fixe style breakfast at Juliet upon our opening. Breakfast is one of the most exciting parts of this project for us and we look forward to sharing it with you. Includes a full breakfast tasting as well as a pot of coffee or tea around our open kitchen counter.

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    This helps a little bit more.

    In return you'll get our handwritten thanks on the back of a custom made recipe post card featuring one of the recipes from our opening menu. You'll be permanently acknowledged on the Juliet website and in our social media, and we'll look forward to thanking you in person upon our opening.

    Again, we ask that whatever it is that sparked you to contribute, let your friends know why, they may want to join us as well.

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    Who needs a new T-shirt?

    This way you can support us in our much needed fund raising, AND help spread the word about our upcoming opening. These t-shirts will only be available to our kickstarter supporters.

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    Who needs a new T-shirt?

    This way you can support us in our much needed fund raising, AND help spread the word about our upcoming opening. These t-shirts will only be available to our kickstarter supporters.

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    Dinner on us, plus breakfast.

    Be one of the first to enjoy a meal at Juliet. Join us for a 2 course meal at night and then come back so we can prepare breakfast for you the next morning (or any morning). Of course we are looking forward to dinners at Juliet but breakfast is actually one of the most exciting parts of this project for us. We look forward to sharing both with you soon.

    You'll join the rest of our supporters in our social media thanks and permanent acknowledgement on the Juliet website.

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    A Bread & Salt Hospitality tea and spice kit.

    Spices are central to the cuisine at Juliet and at Bread & Salt we search far and wide for the best. Included in the spice kit is a locally produced sumac, saffron imported directly from Afghanistan, and custom made blends of spices, unique only to us made by Lior Lev Sercarz at La Boîte in NYC. Additionally, you will receive two ounces of Juliet's house processed black tea, made from fresh organic tea leaves by our staff as we learned from local company Boston Tea Wrights.

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    Dinner and breakfast for two.

    Be one of the first to enjoy a meal at Juliet. Join us for a 2 course meal at night and then come back so we can prepare breakfast for you the next morning (or any morning). Of course we are looking forward to dinners at Juliet but breakfast is actually one of the most exciting parts of this project for us. We look forward to sharing both with you soon. This reward is for two guests to enjoy.

    You'll join the rest of our supporters in our social media thanks and permanent acknowledgement on the Juliet website.

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    Invitation to our friends and family opening.

    Like, the opening that happens before the "soft" opening. Be one of the first ones ever served at Juliet at this event open only to our kickstarter supporters.
    You will also receive the Juliet t-shirt as well as our public and permanent thanks alongside our other contributors on the Juliet website and in our social media.

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    A custom apron by Katrina

    You may have seen Katrina's Post Oak aprons on display at the Somerville Open Studios Fashion Show, or at one of our events or favorite area restaurants. But you won't see too many, they are not widely available and each one is made 100% by hand. Now one can be yours.

    You will also receive the Juliet t-shirt and join the rest of our supporters in our social media thanks and permanent acknowledgement on the Juliet website.

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    A day in the life.

    Spend a day with either Josh or Katrina. Curious what goes on inside the restaurant on a day to day basis? What makes it tick? Here's your chance to see first hand.

    Choose the morning or the afternoon shift and choose your guide. Spend the day in the kitchen with Josh or on the front line with Katrina. You will also receive dinner on us after your shift, a certificate to come back for breakfast the next day (or any day) and a Juliet t-shirt to wear during your shift.

    You'll join the rest of our supporters in our social media thanks and permanent acknowledgement on the Juliet website.

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    Take a class at Juliet.

    At Juliet we make almost everything from scratch, by hand. Want to learn how? Take your pick and join us for a hands on class in either whole animal butchery, macaron making, tea processing or a coffee tasting with our vendors. We'll contact you with a list of scheduled classes and you choose the one you want to join.

    You'll join the rest of our supporters in our social media thanks and permanent acknowledgement on the Juliet website.

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    Dinner at home for you and up to 9 others.

    We'll come to you! Collaborate with us on a three course menu, invite up to 10 total guests and throw a dinner party to remember.

    We can even do it before the restaurant opens. Enjoy a Juliet meal before we even open the doors.

    You'll join the rest of our supporters in our social media thanks and permanent acknowledgement on the Juliet website.

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    Dinner with our favorite farmer for you and 3 friends.

    One of our favorite things to do on our off time is visit Eva's Garden in South Dartmouth to relax by winding through her fields of greens, herbs and specialty produce, then prepare dinner for her and her staff around the farmhouse table.

    Now you can too. Invite three of your friends and get to Eva's in the afternoon. Spend some quality leisure time in her picturesque fields then join Katrina and Josh in the kitchen to help prepare the farmhouse meal (if you want to) before sitting to eat with Eva and her staff. Eva has stories to tell. You don't want to miss them.

    In addition you will receive four Juliet t-shirts and one signed copy of "Wild Harvest" a book about a year spent on Eva's farm by local chef and friend to Bread & Salt Didi Emmons, as well as our public and permanent thanks.

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    Spend a day with us and our fisherman.

    We work with a few networks of fishermen, one of which is a small dayboat company operating out of Boston's south shore. Come see firsthand how they land our fish, enjoy four hours of fishing with us and the fishermen. Katrina and I will pack everyone lunch.

    You'll join the rest of our supporters in our social media thanks and permanent acknowledgement on the Juliet website.

    *date restrictions apply

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    The restaurant is yours for a night!

    Invite up to 20 of your friends and we'll convert the restaurant to your private dining room for the evening. We will collaborate with you on a menu and then throw you the party of your life.

    You will also receive a Juliet t-shirt as well as our public and permanent thanks.

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    Become a lifetime patron of Juliet!

    Receive most of the rewards outlined above. The tea and spice box, Juliet t-shirt, certificate for breakfast, as well as dinner at the restaurant upon our opening, an invitation to our friends and family opening, a custom made apron by Katrina, spend a day in the life.

    AND we'll throw a party for you and up to 7 friends a party at the restaurant once a year as long as Juliet is in business. Kickstart us now and watch us grow as we share our future with you.

    Of course you'll join the rest of our supporters in our social media thanks and permanent acknowledgement on the Juliet website.

    *restrictions apply

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