86 the Meatball Sandwich (Impossible Meat) Boston!

19 October, 2017: We don’t yell it anymore, but in restaurant slang “86” means you’re out of an item. I took this picture at 11:58am today at CloverFIN. We had limited supply of the meatballs but they did go faster than we expected. You can read more about why we’re selling these and our initial response at CloverHSQ and CloverHSC.… Read More

Pumpkin Carving: 10/26, 7-9pm at CloverHFI

17 October, 2017: Join us for pumpkin carving and pumpkin beer in Central Square! The folks from Jack’s Abby have been working on their yearly crop of pumpkin lager (made from real pumpkins, not puree from a can.) And we’re celebrating with real pumpkins of our own. $20 gets you a pumpkin to carve, a glass of pumpkin lager (or… Read More

First Paw Paws are here

10 October, 2017: If you stop by Clover tomorrow, you may spy a Paw Paw. They look like an avocado, or an alien. They grow in a grove somewhere in Massachusetts, nobody knows where, by a farmer whose name I’m not even allowed to know. We’ll be turning our limited supply of Paw Paws into soda. If the supply allows,… Read More

From the archives

Piles of bills etc.

26 November, 2008: Uhgg. I have mounds and mounds of paperwork I haven’t gotten to. Getting a start on it this weekend. Read More

Picking Concord grapes

10 October, 2017: We took a trip to Autumn Hills Orchard to pick Concord grapes on rocky, leafy terraces farmed by Ann Harris. The grapes you’re drinking in your Concord Grape Lemonade were picked by Jane, Stacia, Thonah, Steph, Chris, Martina and me. If you’ve never tried a Concord Grape, the flavor is *literally* the traditional grape jelly flavor, but… Read More

FREE coffee at CloverFIN next week at breakfast to reveal our new coffee program

29 September, 2017: We’re giving away coffee next Tuesday-Friday at CloverFIN in the Financial District to celebrate the launch of our new coffee program. This has been the culmination of months of feedback, testing, and tasting with you all, so to say thanks, we’ll be giving away free cups* of hot coffee, iced coffee, and cafe au lait during breakfast.… Read More

How it feels to sell Impossible Meat

28 September, 2017: (thanks to this customer -Dave?- for being a good sport and letting me take his picture while he was eating!!!) We’re 5 days into selling Impossible Meat. As I mentioned the other week this is a big experiment for us. And we’re much too early in this experiment to talk about results. But there are some early… Read More

Introducing Impossible Burger

21 September, 2017: We’re taking a big step today at Clover. We’re going to serve a meatball sandwich that for many of you may be the best meatball sandwich you’ve ever had. Not a meatball that is “meatball-like” or “almost as good as a meatball.” We’re going to serve something that will be impossible for you to distinguish from meat,… Read More

From Calabria with love, Thursday at CloverKND

3 September, 2017: When we went to Calabria last spring on our big food adventure, Enzo’s aunt had us over for Sunday dinner. It was one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten, rich with fennel, local cheese, meatballs in beautiful tomato sauce, and oranges right off the trees outside. One of Enzo’s best memories from childhood is Sunday sauce.… Read More

The veggies in your lunch started their day at Lindentree Farm

28 August, 2017: This is produce growing at Lindentree Farm. Click them and you’ll see Seth, the farmer who just arrived at CloverBUR. Every morning at 6am he texts Hannah, the lead prep cook at Clover Burlington, asking her how many vegetables the store will need for that day. He harvests, and at 10am he arrives at BUR. It’s like Christmas… Read More

NOW HIRING: Store Communications Leads

21 August, 2017: Lucia here. We’re hiring for Store Communications Leads. This is a position unlike any other. You get paid to talk about food all day! Really. It’s true. I created this role about 2 years ago for Stacia. She’s the one holding the radishes in the middle. Stacia was studying communications at Lesley, got a part-time job on… Read More

Last chance to test Clover bowls this week

17 August, 2017: We had an overwhelming response to our Clover bowls test at CloverFIN. We were supposed to run the test til yesterday, but we’ve had lines out the door every day, and over 400 people filling out surveys. We’re extending the bowls test to this Friday, 8/18, from 11-2 at CloverFIN, 160 Federal St, Boston. If you tasted… Read More

From the archives

Time to fix brunch

12 August, 2009: I’m not happy with our brunch. We’re not delivering as I think we can. So look for some significant changes over the next few Sundays. We’re going to improve the menu and operations. For one, our pancakes need to be the best you’ve ever eaten. They are not there yet. We need solid vegan options. And much… Read More

Post consumer recycled plastic

14 August, 2017: We’re testing a ton of changes to our menu right now. Most of them are centered around a realization I came to the other day: most of our customers are taking food to go. On the food trucks it was never clear if food was for here or to go. Our first restaurant at Harvard Square (at… Read More