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The truck is almost done

23 October, 2008: The truck is almost done. I’ve installed speakers. I bought 4 sets (8 total), because if the speakers are spaced they will sound good at lower volumes. But I found more than 4 speakers would make the front of the truck feel like a “wall-o-speakers,” so we kept it to 4. I got marine speakers, so they… Read More

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Test menu

23 October, 2008: I’m playing with the idea of using a dry erase marker on the side of the truck to post the menu. I think I like it alot. We can keep it flexible, update it frequently. And it reminds me of late nights working out problem sets at school, or big ideas at work. Read More

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Rolando at work

22 October, 2008: We’ve got Rolando full time right now. He’s awesome. Here we are working on some recipes, getting ready to open. Read More

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Truck at MIT, 2am

6 November, 2008: We’ve been so unhappy with our late start times we decided to park the truck, packed and ready to go, at MIT. Here it is, 2am. I called the cab company to get a pick up (T stopped running), and they wouldn’t. I asked why, and apparently they’ve had 2 muggings in Kendall Square. Crazy. I walked… Read More

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Truck at night

22 October, 2008: Here’s a rather grainy picture of the truck at night. It’s coming together. One of our investors was in town from CA, and I brought him out in the very very cold weather to see the truck. It’s exciting. Read More

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Clover falafel

20 October, 2008: Rolando is awesome. We’ve been working with falafel recipes. And while nothing we’re making is particularly traditional (neither of us is bound to the middle eastern tradition), the results are just absolutely delicious. Rolando has pulled together something that is light and crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. It’s totally gluten free and has no baking soda. Just… Read More

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Konrad saves the day

19 October, 2008: I’ve been struggling with 2 critical problems these past 6 weeks: The people we had lined up haven’t gotten the work done that they said they would (our design/ build guy Phil, fabricator, electrician, plumber) When we’ve looked for alternates they either don’t want the work at all or want to charge me too much. The electrical… Read More

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Admiral metals

17 October, 2008: The siding is not working at all. I need to re-design it. Total disaster. So I found this place north of Boston called Admiral metals. Funny story: first guy I talked to gave me a quote for the aluminum stock I needed that came in around $215. Awesome (would have been $1,000 at Home Depot if they… Read More

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Happy Birthday Clover. Win PRIZES PRIZES PRIZES

29 October, 2016:   Lucia here. I celebrated Clover’s first birthday back in 2009. And the other month, Rob, who runs Clover Westford, reminded me that Clover turns 8 this year. I thought it would be fun to do a scavenger hunt. So here you are, the Clover 8th birthday scavenger hunt. As you can see from the tweet above, some… Read More

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Moffat oven

16 October, 2008: We’re thinking about adding a full convection oven to the truck. We’d use it for warming food, and perhaps for baking in the morning when we add breakfast to the menu. In NYC today we found a great option. The Moffat oven. Burns propane (hard to find and a must for us), is very energy efficient at… Read More

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Soup stocks

15 October, 2008: Rolando had this idea: we should have fresh stocks steaming away at the restaurant. I wasn’t sure. First, I wasn’t sold on the whole soup idea. I was still wed to the “fresh” qualities of my “non-lettuce” salads (still need a better name). But I’ve been wondering how on earth we will sell salads in the winter.… Read More

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Emerging from the cave

15 October, 2008: I’ve been a bit quiet for the past 2 weeks. I feel like I’m now emerging from a cave. Since we picked up the truck 10 days ago it’s been 7am to 2am everyday, and I’ll admit that I’ve missed too many meals. It’s a long story, and I’ll add pieces of it here. The short version… Read More

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Almost complete?

14 October, 2008: We’ve received the siding material, and here is the truck with one of the table tops in the out position and 3 of the 4 panels installed. You can start to see the look coming together. Read More

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Catering clover

28 April, 2009: We catered a very nice event last night. We’ve received a lot of requests for catering and have decided to accept select events. MENU Appetizers (passed) • Hard-boiled egg and eggplant (small decomposed elegant version) • Chickpea fritter • Spicy carrot soup in sipping cups • Roasted parsnip and golden beet skewers with spiced BBQ sauce (more after… Read More

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Konrad saves Awning

14 October, 2008: Due to some design issues that appeared insurmountable I was ready to give up on the awning. The only reason it is going to become a reality is that so many other people wanted to see it happen. John put serious time into working and re-working the design. But we still had a mechanical hang-up neither of… Read More