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Valley Malt American Farmhouse Ale

10 August, 2013: Sandy here, it’s been awhile since I’ve written one of these but I’ve got something I’m really excited about. Most of you who know me know that I’m really into beer and brewing. Back in March, I signed up for a Valley Malt homebrewing CSA at Meet the Farmer night. Just a couple weeks ago the first… Read More

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Noah

6 June, 2012: One of the new employees over at the HUB is Noah. He grew up on Cape Cod, studies philosophy over at Emmanuel, and has been awesome with customers ever since he started. I caught him talking to a captive audience about BBQ seitan. The kids watched him prep and plate two dishes of seitan and wanted to know… Read More

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Wedding party

4 June, 2012: Sandy here. Over at the HUB things usually go a bit slower than some of our other locations, it isn’t often that I get to see a packed house. This was taken last Saturday night when a wedding party showed up unannounced after their rehearsal. You can’t help but be proud of your restaurant when 30 people… Read More

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The other end of the bottle

14 March, 2012: Sandy (HUB) here. Before Clover, I worked the bottling line at Magic Hat Brewing Co. in Burlington, VT. I drove a forklift around, ran heavy machinery and did some light number crunching. Just like at Clover, there was a big emphasis on keeping things clean, whether it was running acid through the beer lines or cleaning broken… Read More

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Pantone whoopie pie frosting

3 March, 2012: Sandy (HUB) here. We had a pretty exciting time over at the HUB last Friday. The farmers from all the CSAs in our program came out to answer questions and meet you all. A bunch of the farmers brought winter vegetables. And it was whoopie pie Friday. So Vincenzo cooked and pureed them and folded them into… Read More

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DWY roof menu

7 February, 2012: Sandy here. Here’s something you might only see if you work at one of the tall buildings in the financial district. We had an idea to stencil the Clover logo on the roof of the DWY truck. I found an enormous Sharpie at the hardware store for the super-sized logo I had to stencil. Let us know if… Read More

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Allspice tree

30 January, 2012: Over the break I went to Miami and saw this. It was at the house of a plant explorer who worked for the US Dept. of Agriculture in the 1900’s. He brought it back from Jamaica. You’ve had allspice in our hot mulled cider. It’s the big dried berries that lend the cider some spice. Allspice is… Read More

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First morning without wheels

20 January, 2012: Sandy here. This is what morning looks like at the HUB. I don’t think that this picture quite captures my nerves on my first day there. I just transferred from the DWY truck where I’d been for a year. I was opening the restaurant alone. I had no idea where anything was. Somehow I pulled through, got… Read More

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Makeshift three-bay sink

28 November, 2011: I was over by Occupy Boston the other day, it’s right next to our Dewey truck, some of the people down there are our customers. If you’ve worked in a kitchen before, you know that health code requires a three-bay sink. The Occupy campsite has no running water, so they’ve come up with this. They have three… Read More

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Occupy Boston, Day 2

15 November, 2011: You get two pictures here. For those of you who haven’t been following, our truck is parked right next to the Occupy Boston camp. The top photo is from 8am the morning after the first night of Occupy Boston, 8/30. It had rained all night the first night, and this was the morning. I took this picture before… Read More