Popovers in Buffalo, NY

14 February, 2018: This past weekend we drove to Michigan to visit my family. It was a grueling trip. Heavy snow for 80% of the drive, 35 mph on highway, low visibility, no plows out. The 12 hour trip took 16 hours. We were in Michigan for less than 24 hours then returned through another storm. But it was all… Read More

Future of packaging

13 February, 2018: We’re on the eve of our first ever public release of the Clover App. I started dreaming about this back in 2009 when we built what might have been the world’s first cloud-based POS. Back then we had 1 food truck. Over the past 18 months or so we have been beta testing an app. It’s been… Read More

Does our sausage egg and cheese stack up?

23 January, 2018: We’re testing Justin Kelly’s suggestion for a sausage egg cheese breakfast sandwich at CloverHFI for a few more weeks. If you’re curious to try the next iteration of Impossible meat, head over to Central Square and give it a try. We may ask you to voice your opinion about whether this belongs on the menu everywhere at… Read More

From the archives

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

Grab a souper hero today at lunch!

16 January, 2018: Go soups! If you click on this post you can see my little souper hero animation. You may have noticed we’re making lots of soups this winter. And while we believe all our food helps the environment, there’s something extra special about soup. We want everybody to eat more soup. Read on if you’re interested in learning… Read More

Medlar the person

13 January, 2018: Were you able to try a medlar this weekend? If not, we will hopefully have them at most locations Monday and Tuesday, but we can’t guarantee them much longer. Medlar mania is hitting Boston hard, as we realized when we got a very special visitor to CloverDTX on Friday. Fabricio, who leads up communications at CloverDTX, sent… Read More

Beer finally flows through the Longwood Medical Area starting 1/11!

13 January, 2018: Hey, Longwood. Is there any area in Boston that has fewer places to get a drink? Well, we’re about to change that. First some backstory. When we opened CloverLMA, we noticed there was NOWHERE to get a beer. Ok, there was one place. The great Punter’s Point near Northeastern — and it just closed this winter! I will miss… Read More

Boston loves medlars! Only 5 days to try!

12 January, 2018: Who would have thought? We launched the Medlar Sandwich yesterday. And it was a blockbuster. We sold 500 medlar sandwiches, and sampled around 500 more medlars and jam to folks who were curious. This is the type of ingredient you won’t find in most restaurants, definitely not fast food ones like ours. It’s hard to find (it… Read More

From the archives

Logo sketches

16 November, 2008: We’re still working on the logo. At this point I’m just really eager to order some cups for the coffee, and can’t get that done until this is figured out. Good news is that I think I’m getting a clear sense of where it needs to end up. Now I just need to find someone to help… Read More

Pizza 🍕 emoji

12 January, 2018: A bunch of us were having a meeting about the Public Release of the Clover App, coming in mid-February. And we’re all thinking about ways to make the app fun to use. Like, really fun. We want to incorporate some elements of surprise, some elements of playfulness. Jane said, “You know you can text a pizza emoji… Read More

Mislabeled Medlars

23 December, 2017: You think you know everything about fruits, and then you meet a medlar. It comes into season in the winter. And it needs to “blet” (or rot, or ferment, however you want to call it) a little bit before it is yummy. For this reason, medlars have been used as metaphors (kinda inappropriate by today’s standards) by many… Read More

An Ode to the Carrot Sandwich

21 December, 2017: This is Kenny. Jenny and I invited him over to CloverHUB to taste this year’s Carrot Sandwich before it formally launches today. He’s a regular customer at CloverKND, and a grad student in chemistry at MIT. We got a very poetic letter from him through Facebook Messenger a while back asking us to bring back the Carrot Sandwich. Today… Read More

From the archives

How does food get on the menu?

14 December, 2017: You might remember our first take at hummus bowls was a disaster. If you were a Kendall customer who tried hummus bowls back in August, sorry! Packaging, operations, communications were all a mess. We regrouped, and tested them again at CloverFIN, and it was a huge success (btw, if you’re craving those hummus bowls, they’ll likely appear… Read More

From the archives

Tea is on

19 June, 2009: Ok, so we’ve had tea for a while. But it was nothing like this. We’ve been sampling many vendors, and they’ve been OK, but now we’re running MEM’s, and it’s awesome. Ask us about it, bit be prepare to chat for a bit, we’re really excited about MEM’s tea. Read More

From the archives

Winter Moon Roots CSAs officially SOLD OUT

14 December, 2017: We had a really incredible response to the Winter Moon Roots CSA. We had hoped we would sell 100 shares for Michael and his farm; final numbers are coming in at 300. Thanks to everyone who signed up – you’re all helping support organic farming right here in Massachusetts. The first pickup is Monday, December 18, from… Read More