Posts tagged Clover guide

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Meet Betrous

17 August, 2010: This is Betrous. (Sorry if I’m mucking up the spelling.) I love this guy and I love his falafel. As a student I lived across the street from his truck and would enjoy his $2.50 Falafel with hot sauce, Soda, Baklava combo at least 2 times per week. If you haven’t tried his truck you should. It’s… Read More

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Sodas

5 May, 2010: There’s a lot to Clover you haven’t seen yet. Don’t worry, our menu will stay simple, we’ll never be promotional, we’ll always be screwing things up, learning, and making more mistakes. But Rolando and I have dozens of ideas we plan to explore when the time is right. The right time for sodas was this past week.… Read More

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Tea is awful

4 May, 2010: We’ve struggled with tea since day 1. How to do tea? I love tea. And I know that despite being the most popular beverage in the world, folks just don’t drink a lot of tea in the US. At first I thought it was an issue of education, or appreciation. But now I think it’s because tea… Read More

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Lucia

28 April, 2010: This is the face behind many of the posts you’ve been reading lately. Lucia has pitched in to help me with the blog. She’s also the person behind the Persian New Year soup (one of our most unusual and loved soups) and the new Pimento Sandwich that premiered this week in the seasonal sandwich slot. Lucia made… Read More

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The great sandwich disaster of 2010

23 April, 2010: I expect you will all forget this quickly, we will not. Yesterday I ran the “eastern” sandwich station as we call it (middle-eastern). And I was faced with a really tough decision. Generally we will not serve food we aren’t proud of. In front of me I had the worst excuse for hummus I’d ever seen. And… Read More

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Egg and eggplant nutritionals

22 April, 2010: At long last. I remembered to take a picture of one of you with the egg and eggplant sandwich. Now I can post the nutritionals. Sorry it took so long. Not as though we sell a couple hundred of these each day or anything… The egg and eggplant is a middle eastern sandwich. As with most of… Read More

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Coffee station

21 April, 2010: So we’ve graduated from the one-cup-one melitta set-up that got us going. I’ve been thinking about some sort of a coffee station upgrade just as long as I’ve been planning the restaurant. Here you get 2 pictures. We’ve experienced this before. We need something new. We look everywhere. All of the existing solutions are expensive and terrible.… Read More

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French fries nutritionals

24 March, 2010: I still owe you all the nutritionals on the Egg and Eggplant and the soy BLT. I’ll get those up soon, but to tide you over, here are the french fries. We sent out a couple samples of our fries, cut, soaked, drained, fried, salted just as we always do. Besides being cut on the truck, our… Read More

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Tasting water at Barrington Coffee Roasters

9 March, 2010: This is the beginning of another coffee journey. Or rather the end. Rolando and I just got back from a big research trip that included food trucks, fast food, juice shops, some fine dining, and lots and lots of coffee. We’ve known for a while that coffee is really important to breakfast. We want our coffee to… Read More

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Ratty signs

2 March, 2010: Our sandwich boards are getting a bit ratty aren’t they? I need to find a more durable solution. That said, we really don’t want them to look like the example on the left above, or like anything that would ever be anywhere near a Starbucks. Don’t get me wrong, I’d really like them to be cleaner than… Read More