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From the archives

Jerusalem Artichoke Experiment

14 March, 2016: At this point you’ve probably tried the new mushroom sandwich, the one we’re calling Sunchoke Mushroom. You might not know that it’s a bold experiment. Did you know that Sunchokes are the same thing as Jerusalem Artichokes? They first appear in the written record around 1605 when Samuel de Champlain saw them in a Native American garden… Read More

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Open during construction

10 March, 2016: I’m sitting in CloverHSQ. This is our first restaurant. We opened it going into 2011 and now, a little more than 4 years later, we’re going to have to close it down. Carolee at Harvard Real Estate Services had a certified letter delivered to my home address this past Saturday just to make sure I wasn’t going to… Read More

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I was pretty close to full out crying the other day…

8 March, 2016: That’s Dave Luz, welcoming our first customer to CloverDTX, the first restaurant that Dave was completely responsible for opening. The other day Dave told me he was leaving Clover. I can’t think of many things in my life that have caused me so much shock. I mean shocked to the point where I almost didn’t believe this could… Read More

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HSQ2 and another surprise

10 February, 2016: CloverHSQ is going to close. I’ve known that since April 2015 and haven’t been able to tell folks. I’m sorry. I was sworn to secrecy. It’s been scary, and sad, and scary. But with death comes life. We’re going to be opening what we’re referring to as “HSQ2.” And it’s very very close to the current location. We’ll… Read More

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Fresh paint, brown butter, and bright lights

4 February, 2016: Day 2 here at CloverDTX. I walked in this morning at 6:10am. Jasper and team were already well into the pre-open routine. They are moving quickly, laughing here and there. There is still a light smell of new paint. Not offensive, sort of nice. And the popovers are just going in the oven, you melt the butter just to the edge… Read More

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DTX is alive. And it feels like home.

3 February, 2016: Wow all. This has been an amazing 72 hours or so. We’ve learned a lot from our past store opens and I think we’re improving a bit. We started out with a casual open house Monday morning that drew more than 400 people. We were stunned. Then our Pay What you Want soft opening yesterday helped raise nearly… Read More

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CloverDTX opening postponed to Tuesday February 2

25 January, 2016: Due to a couple reasons (late inspection schedule, no TV’s to display our menu, and no tabletops) we are postponing our opening. FAQ’s: How much longer will I have to wait to eat Clover in a real building in Downtown Boston? We open next Tuesday February 2! Groundhog Day! Are you still going to give all your… Read More

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HUB getting new window on Tuesday

25 January, 2016: Quick note for all East Cambridge customers. The HUB is going to be closed this Tuesday 1/26 to have our new window put in.  We will not be open for breakfast at all, and will be opening at 11am in time for lunch. Read More

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CloverDTX Lands in Boston: Tuesday 2/2, 11am, Pay What You Want

21 January, 2016: It’s finally here. CloverDTX is opening 11am on Tuesday 2/2. It’s Pay What You Want Day. All the proceeds are going to the Food Project. All details are here. That’s Vincenzo at the communal table. He’s been helping Julia and Jasper get everything in order for Day 1. Read More