I think I had heard of it, but I'd never been there.
But I had been in that area.
Here's the thing about Somerville - it's confusing. Really confusing.
There are all these squares: Davis Square, Central Square, Inman Square, Porter Square, and then Cambridge is there too with Harvard Square and others. (It's quite possible the other squares I mentioned are in Cambridge and not Somerville. Is Somerville part of Cambridge? It's difficult.)
After about 8 or 9 years of experience with Somerville (For my first 5 or 6 years in the area I rarely ventured across the river from the area around Boston University. And if I did, it was underground on the train and I think I had no idea where I was geographically.) I think I'm finally figuring it out - and Saturday was a big turning point for me. For the first time I got that Davis Square is slightly north of Porter Square, and I found my way home easily, which is not the norm for me coming from Somerville.
As for Joshua Tree (sorry about the fuzzy picture), even though it's the first new bar/restaurant on the list, I didn't really try anything new there. I'd like to tell you I at least tried a new beer, but they had Allagash White on tap, and "New Things" or not, I just couldn't pass that up.
So maybe I'll go back and try the food or something before the end of the year.
The good news is I'll have an easier time finding the place.