How will you zucchini?

3 August, 2021: The Zucchini is finally back! Basil mayo, glazed tofu, and a salad made with fresh zucchini, corn and shiso (a Japanese herb with notes of mint, basil, clove and cinnamon). Starting Wednesday at lunch, you can try the zucchini two ways—in store as a sandwich (we make it), or at home as a meal kit (you make… Read More

Back to masks

2 August, 2021: If you stop by Clover today you’ll notice more folks are masked up than they were last week. For a few months, we had a “if you’re vaccinated, you don’t have to mask” policy. Folks would submit proof of vaccination, and then they could take their mask off if they wanted.Now with the CDC report and the… Read More

Last few days of Panelle

30 July, 2021: We just got a big fennel shipment in from Kitchen Garden, which will get us through another 5 days of our favorite Sicilian sandwich. Come get the Panelle while it’s still around. Zucchini is coming up next (August 5th is the first day). Thanks to Erin (customer) who snapped this pic, and everyone else who’s been trying… Read More

From the archives

First stage of counter preparation

8 October, 2008: The first step in preparing the counter tops was “production sanding” them. A production sander is something I learned about over at the Hobby Shop at MIT. It’s a cross between a sander and a planer. Basically it can take rough wood and make it smooth and create two parallel surfaces. This is a great machine for… Read More

New prices, inflation?

29 July, 2021: That’s Kev, the GM of Clover Newtonville, getting ready for the first big lunch rush at our newest Clover. What does he have to do with the price you pay for your chickpea fritter? Warning: slightly lengthy/ detailed post ahead. We’ve been increasing our hourly pay. Today our average earnings/hour for hourly employees is $19.67/ hr. That’s… Read More

$6,743.95!!! Clover loves Newton, Newton loves teachers

27 July, 2021: Every time we open a new restaurant we do a “Pay What You Want” day to raise money for a local nonprofit we love. We usually do a food focused nonprofit, but when we opened CloverNTV I thought it would be fun to focus on teachers. Some of you were asking why not food this year? Of… Read More

Tortilla gift in the meal kits this week!

27 July, 2021: I’m from Texas and grew up going to restaurants where tortillas are made on site and you can buy great ones in any grocery store. I always wondered where the good corn tortillas were in Boston. I got my answer about 7 years ago when Michael Docter and his friend Jorge Sosa started up Mi Tierra Tortillas.… Read More

We need help building Clover

23 July, 2021: Chris and I have decided to hire an executive chef. We haven’t had anybody with that title since we were lucky enough to work with Rolando Robledo back in the days of food trucks. We don’t want to move away from our open food development process. It’s a wonderful thing. But we do want to bring some… Read More

From the archives

New truck almost online

15 April, 2010: The new truck is starting to show up at MIT. We’re getting excited, we’re days away from this guy serving on the street. Read More

Should this sandwich be a meal kit?

20 July, 2021: We know you all love the Blue Oyster Mushroom Sandwich (it’s back tomorrow starting at 11am BTW). It’s our take on a New Orleans po-boy, think crispy/chewy mushrooms, fresh kale dressed with lemon, a tarragon miso mayo, and fresh sliced tomatoes from Backyard Farms. A few months ago when we had the Nashville Hot Mushroom on the… Read More

New Adventure meal kits

14 July, 2021: You may have tried our Weekend Adventure Box. Fireside s’mores, cornbread and chili and hot dogs. Maybe you’ve taken it bike-camping like one of our customers (so cool). Or maybe you’ve used it to stay inside and avoid ordering pizza on one of these gray and cloudy days we’ve been having. The Weekend Adventure Box has been so popular that it’s inspired… Read More

Goodbye Mushroom Parm (last day 7/20)

13 July, 2021: Melty provolone that can pull the length of an entire Lucia. Crisp battered mushrooms from Rhode Island. Warm marinara. Fresh local greens dressed in lemony vinaigrette. All tucked into a warm pita, or served up platter style. The Mushroom Parm is leaving us next week to make way for the Blue Oyster Mushroom sandwich! Last day to get one will be next… Read More

Newton Pay What You Want Weekend POSTPONED DUE TO THE STORM!

8 July, 2021: Quick rain update! Newtonville will still open tomorrow at 11am, but due to Tropical Storm Elsa, our Pay What You Want festivities (including our ribbon-cutting with the Mayor) will shift one week ahead to 7/16 and 7/17. Stay safe, stop in if you’re nearby, and we’ll see you soon! Read More

From the archives

Happy 21st Jeremiah!

30 July, 2009: Continuing in our Clover tradition we had another round of free cupcakes today. This time to celebrate Jeremiah’s birthday. This time around: our first ever vegan cupcake. And my ugly frosting jobs are becoming something of a trademark. But oh do they taste good. These were a chocolate cake based on a recipe my grandmother used to… Read More

Clover Newton will open on July 9!

30 June, 2021: Update: due to Tropical Storm Elsa, our Grand Opening has been rescheduled to Friday July 16 and Saturday July 17! All other details remain the same. What does a chickpea fritter taste like in Newtonville? Be the first to find out on July 9 and 10! Originally we’d been hoping to do a soft open tomorrow (July… Read More