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Final truck drawings

27 September, 2008: John Hong and Jinhee Park of Single Speed Designs have finalized the drawings for the truck, just in time for the body shop. More drawings after the break. I really wanted a flush look for the windows, and I think we're going to have a great solution. We're building small frames around the cut-outs and going to… Read More

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Wondering where I’ve been?

27 September, 2008: Brooke and I are the proud parents of a baby boy. His name is Blue, he was born Wednesday late. We got back from the hospital yesterday. Another source of inspiration and motivation for Clover. Read More

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Sketches from Josh

26 September, 2008: Hester is working on sketches and directions for the Food Truck logo. Follow after the break to check out the sketches. Here were the first batch:     I wont say a lot about these. They are very early ideas, but I thought everyone might enjoy the process from ground zero. Hester is having to deal with… Read More

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Plumbing is back!!!

24 May, 2009: When I built the truck I did a silly thorough job on the plumbing. We can carry 24 gallons fresh water, have a grey water tank, a full 3 bay sink and a hand washing sink. We have full house-hold pressure water, hot and cold on tap. But then winter hit, and I discovered there is no… Read More

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Welcome Rolando, Clover’s chef

24 September, 2008: This is Rolando Robledo, Clover's chef. We're absolutely thrilled to have him on board. Rolando found his way to Clover by way of The French Laundry, the Waldorf, and most recently, Johnson and Whales as a professor. He's going to be working the food truck with me full time for the first 6 weeks and we're going… Read More

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Truck is at the body shop

22 September, 2008: I've left the truck with Scott at a body shop in Salem. They are going to cut the truck this week. Keep your fingers crossed. Read More

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Visual identity timeline

21 September, 2008: OK, this process is getting serious, and it deserves a proper timeline. And here is how the collaboration/ works is going to flow: Joshua and I are going to iterate logo sketches, direction, final Brian will play a creative director role The broader group (Erik, Rick, Dan) will help us with their ideas/ involvement Everyone is welcome… Read More

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Broken sinks

18 September, 2008: I'm supplying my truck from Eastern Baker's Supply. Great name isn't it? They're the largest restaurant equipment supplier in the Boston area. I think that the sales guy, Alan, is getting sick of me. He sent me a sink (left) and the corner was busted. So he got me another sink (after about 2 weeks of harassment).… Read More

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Kitchen sketch

23 February, 2010: We're working out our new restaurant. Here's a rough sketch as we figure out the kitchen arrangement. There is a ton going on regarding the new restaurant and the truck. I need to set up a new page to handle all of that stuff. I've been hesitant to post it all here for fear it will quickly… Read More

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Hack

18 September, 2008: This is how I spent a good portion of my afternoon. With a hacksaw and a file. Things haven't been moving as quickly as I'd like on the truck. I dropped it off in Salem on Monday, and zippo is the amount of work that has happened since then. I'd expected the systems were going to be… Read More

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Gooseberry’s at lunchtime

17 September, 2008: I think Gooseberry's, the Asian food truck at MIT, rocks. Obviously I'm not the only one. This is the line at lunchtime. Nothing special, this is an everyday event. These people are ALL waiting for that white truck up ahead. And it's not a very long wait, they process folks at a rate of close to 10… Read More

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Clover references

17 September, 2008: I'm working with Joshua Hester on developing a "brand platform." This means getting the philosophy, boundaries, and visual elements that define the brand right. Josh is a visual designer and going to help translate my abstract vision for the Clover brand into a concrete visual identity. To start with, we are working on the logo for the… Read More

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Birthday

16 September, 2008: It was my birthday today. I took the day off (sort of). Clem and Brooke baked me a cake, we picked some apples, Teasel came over to help pit a bucket of small plums and make preserves. It was a beautiful day. And I can't express how satisfying it is to face this birthday at a time… Read More

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Emo, that’s a serious stack of 3rd pans!

14 September, 2010: That's Emo. The man who pulls everything together back at the dish sink at night. Emo's taken to walking around with his phone, which as shockingly loud speakers, playing music. So the man's like a walking party. And that's his evening project. Seriously, that's a really high stack. Those are what are called "third pans." The name… Read More

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Homebrew

16 September, 2008: Obviously the Clover Food Lab is going to be tight and professional. I've got too many great people helping for it not to turn out finished, and that is what we are aiming to achieve. That doesn't keep me from admiring simple DIY solutions for things. Check out this cool train someone made at an apple orchard.… Read More