Category Family Restaurant

Tips for Successfully Running A Restaurant 0

John Maher:  Hi. I am John Maher. Today I am here with Steve Woodman, co‑CEO of Woodman’s of Essex in Essex on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Today we are talking about tips for successfully running a restaurant. Welcome, Steve. Steve Woodman:  Hi, John. Glad to be here. John:  So, Steve, what are some of […]

The Lobster Trap 0

  “Milkman.” “Troll.” “Shirl.” These were just a few of the nicknames, provided by Larry Woodman and his sidekicks, J. B. Amero and Dana Muise, of those who frequented the Trap, which is how locals referred to the once-legendary drinking establishment beneath The Essex Room. As Doug Woodman observed, after the Bunghole Lounge was closed, […]

Memories of Woodman’s Contest – OFFICIAL RULES 0

OFFICIAL RULES 1. CONTEST PERIOD: The Memories of Woodman’s Contest (the “Contest”) begins 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 30, 2014 and ends 5:00 p.m. ET on July 14, 2014 (“Entry Period”). 2. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older at […]

Interview with Patti Woodman & Roy D’Alelio 0

John Maher:  Hi, I’m John Maher, and today I’m here with Patricia Woodman Roy D’Alelio. Patti is the second oldest of founder, Chubby and Bessie Woodmans’ 14 grandchildren. She worked at Woodmans from her freshman year of high school until her retirement in 2004, and we’re happy to have her here today to talk about […]

Selecting A Wedding Venue 0

We asked one of our future brides if she would be interested in writing a guest blog post for us and she agree. Samantha is in the middle of planning her wedding at the Essex Room next May with her fiancé Chris. She wanted to share with everyone a bit about their process in selecting […]

On Line @Woodmans_Essex: No Media Just Social 0

It has been awhile since there has been any blog action on behalf of Woodman’s and not for the lack of trying but more the fact that it is summer and people are hitting the beach, going on vacations and spending less time on their computers reading blogs about things that affect them directly or […]

Saluting Fathers on Father’s Day 0

Last month I wrote a tribute to mother’s. It was Mother’s Day after all. It only seems fair that I devote a blog to fathers on this Father’s Day. I know it seems pretty redundant to talk about Fathers, Father’s Day AND Woodman’s but if you know the Woodman’s history, it is pretty easy to […]

A Woodman Wedding, Lobster Roll Madness, and learning the Trade; a Busy Start to June 0

This past week here at Woodman’s has been quite a memorable and exciting series of days.  Most notably, Vanessa Woodman, daughter of Doug and Maureen Woodman, and Franco Morales were married on a beautiful Friday afternoon.  Not only was it a great event to celebrate the love the couple obviously shares for one another, but […]

A Wedding Does More than Join 2 People. It joins families! 0

I know I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about Woodman’s of Essex, not in a bad way but not in the way that makes Google happy. I would argue that while I have spent much of my time talking about the Woodman’s as individuals who make up a family that makes […]

Happy Memorial Day! 0

Of course, children are not the only ones susceptible to the allure Woodman’s has to offer.  Really, how could you go wrong?  Usually when I visit Woodman’s of Essex for dinner with my family, I am always overwhelmed by how so many choices I have!  More often than not I go with what has made […]