Clover Food Lab

Lorraine’s Salad

Lorraine is an intern from Babson College working with Megan on HR projects. Part of her internship is that she gets to attend our Food Development meetings. After a few meetings, she came up with a salad. Shredded broccoli, beets, carrots, white balsamic, lemon juice, olive oil, shallots, cashews, raisins, brown mustard. We don’t send […]

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Harvard menu ughhh

When we renovated Harvard Square in January, we moved from A-frames on the floor to this Fin. (I think it looks like a totem pole.) You might remember the A-frames were kind of a nightmare. These menus are much easier to see, they accommodate longer lines, and you don’t have to look down to order. But these […]

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Are we employing more hens than people?

Since we started Clover, we’ve gotten our eggs from Chip-In Farm in Bedford, MA. We love these eggs because we can visit the farm any time. And more importantly, because we can get them within days of being laid, as opposed to grocery store eggs that may be up to 90 days old. (You can tell […]

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Clover Central Square hearing moved to Tuesday

Here’s what happened: we had a hearing scheduled to consider Clover HFI’s application for a common victualler license (an old Massachusetts thing that’s required for operating a restaurant). I was late and so our hearing was moved to this coming Tuesday. If you’ve been reading you know we’re applying for a 24 hour license, a first […]

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Clover + Vecna

We park a truck in the Vecna parking lot 8am-2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays right across from Alewife station. After some shuffling around of managers, we have a wonderful team. You may have met Petra, or Jackie, or Brett while in line one of these days. They’re doing a great job. Megan from Vecna had an idea when we first got […]

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Clover HFI model

So we still have some things to work out from a licensing standpoint. The previous tenant has what is called “pocket license” which is temporarily preventing us from applying for a beer license. And our hearing was rescheduled from last week to next week because I was late to the hearing last week (a funny […]

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Clover in Sweden

A customer stopped by the HUB with a Swedish magazine. We were featured in an article about Boston. It’s always fun to see these little dispatches from other parts of the world.

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Intelligentsia Coffee: Finca Matalapa

The red fat bag is back, and I’m really happy. Like all Intelligentsia coffees, this Finca Matalapa smells incredible whenever I open the bag. It’s from El Salvador, in a microclimate where mountains intersect with the Pacific Ocean. Ayr and Rolando visited Intelligentsia’s LA roastery back in 2010 on the first-ever Clover culinary trip. TRIVIA: What did the folks at […]

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Congratulations Bryan and Mystic folks!

That’s Bryan of Mystic Brewing. When we first brought Mystic to Clover (I think it was 2012), Bryan couldn’t even supply us with enough kegs to get us through a full week of service. It was a small operation, if I remember it was just Bryan and one other. Last month, Bryan asked us if we’d bring the […]

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I glimpse the world of post-apocalyptic preppers

You may know we are on the hunt for food-grade liquid standup bags for our Whole Foods packaging. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my Google search for “liquid standup bags” it’s that they haven’t caught on to the general American public. Right now it seems that 3 major groups are finding a use for […]

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