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STOP!

19 January, 2012: We get fresh pita delivered to us 3-4 times a week. When we get a delivery, all the bread currently in the walk-in gets pushed down to the left and the new bread is loaded on the right. The idea is to maintain FIFO (first in, first out) so you’re never being served old bread. If you’ve been… Read More

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Cauliflower sandwich v.1

20 December, 2011: This is version 1 of the Cauliflower. It’s a new sandwich for us. We’ll be launching it on the MIT truck today at lunch to get some feedback from you all. We’re hoping that it will change and evolve based on what you say today. Right now, it’s got a roasted eggplant spread, a thick slice of… Read More

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Beer hops for tonight

7 October, 2011: Ok, we apologize for all the beer posts. We’re just really excited. Before we feature a beer at the restaurant, we always make a trip to the brewery to see who’s brewing it and how they’re doing it. About a month ago we made the trip to Ipswich to meet Chris from Notch. We caught him at… Read More

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Fizzy hummus

7 October, 2011: Chris here. We love feedback from you all, it’s how we improve. Over the past week we had a few comments that our hummus was bad. Specifically that it was fizzy. The way we make hummus is simple. We soak dried organic chickpeas overnight with a little bit of baking soda. The baking soda helps break down the… Read More

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Beer game plan

7 October, 2011: The brewery in Ipswich where Notch brews their beer is kinda like what we used to operate out of when we first got started.  It’s a shared space that multiple businesses can use while they are getting started. Chris shares the space with other brewers and soda makers. This is a picture of a dry erase board… Read More

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Chickpea fritter plate

14 August, 2011: We’ve had the idea to put plates on the menu at HSQ for some time. It’s something we can only do at the restaurant (limited space on the trucks). They’re sort of deconstructed versions of the sandwiches, without the bread, plus a salad that changes every day depending what we made that morning. We played around with several… Read More

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Picnic tables at HSQ

3 August, 2011: We’ve had the idea of putting outdoor seating at Harvard Square for some time time now (we have some pictures of us marking out the spots w/tape and we’re all wearing parkas). I’ve learned a bit about picnic tables since then, cheap ones are typically made from pine and don’t last very long. We thought we’d do… Read More

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Colored FIFO caps

20 June, 2011: What is FIFO? If you’ve worked in food service you probably know this acronym (“first in, first out” – it’s an inventory management system). It’s also the name of the company that makes our squeeze bottles. The bottles are an opaque plastic, and it’s hard to tell the difference between ketchup & BBQ sauce, and tahini &… Read More

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Weird potatoes

9 June, 2011: There have been several posts about funny potatoes and eggplant shapes that we sometimes find. It’s fun that not everything we get is a uniform shape. We’ve been getting PEI potatoes from Canada right now (these are our favorites to use, they make the best fry of any potato we’ve tried). There have been many odd shapes.… Read More

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Beer update

13 April, 2011: Here is a picture that I sent over to Justin at Kegworks. He helped me figure out the exact size beer line, gas line and coupler that we need to start serving beer in the restaurant. We did some custom modifications to this true unit so we could use it to serve two beers and soda water… Read More