6th time’s a charm?

11 March, 2020: “Do you think we could pull off a jerk sandwich?” Chris wondered aloud in the car ride back from New York. This was back in September I think. Chris loves the flavors of jerk rubs—the Jamaican spice mixes that are used to rub meat before smoking them. And we’ve never played around with the wide and delicious… Read More

No sampling, no reusable mugs, no Food Dev, lots of hand washing

10 March, 2020: I feel scared people I love might get sick. I feel scared I might get sick. I feel scared I don’t know how to get Clover through this Covid-19 outbreak. I’m taking more deep breaths than usual. You might be feeling some of these same things. Well, maybe not the last one about Clover’s future. But I… Read More

Rainbow carrot sandwich?

9 March, 2020: Queen’s Green Farm in Amherst called us a few weeks ago about a bumper crop of rainbow carrots. These carrots are beautiful – red, purple, orange, yellow, even white. We’ve been using them wherever we can. Carrot salads at lunch. Carrot marmalade at breakfast. Rainbows in your crudité cups. One other obvious place to put carrots? The… Read More

From the archives

Press

17 June, 2009: A bunch of you have asked why we don’t make a big deal about the press we’ve been receiving, and why there hasn’t been a mention of any of it here on the website. The truth is we needed some time to sort out our conflicted emotions regarding the recent coverage. You see we actually told some… Read More

Farmshare signups are live!

6 March, 2020: What is a farmshare? A farmshare is a box of veggies, or fruit, or mushrooms, or FOREST edibles (more on that in a future post). But it’s far more than that. A farmshare is a partnership between you and a farmer. You pay money in the spring, they use that money to grow food, you get a… Read More

George Howell coffee van!

5 March, 2020: I love George Howell’s new vans. It’s like a coffee bag on the go! We spotted this one zipping around Cambridge from the backseat of Ayr’s car the other day. It made me crave a cup of Montecarlos. We’re getting new resupply vans at Clover and I think we’re going to move away from our all-white. The… Read More

Mexicali testing updates

2 March, 2020: Our latest experimental sandwich is the Mexicali Mushroom – a Baja-fish-taco-inspired creation. If you come by KND any day after 11am we’re testing it there. So how is it faring? Customers are saying it’s the best thing they’ve ever had at Clover. Wow. Repeat purchase behavior is one of the big things we look for in a… Read More

End of Gonzo Test

27 February, 2020: David’s original version of the Gonzo Sandwich – Jan 14, 2020 Customers at CloverBBY are probably already aware, but we concluded our Gonzo Sandwich test last week. It unfortunately wasn’t selling as well as we’d hoped. David’s sandwich that he presented at food dev last month was AWESOME. Layers of thinly sliced, crispy seitan, tons of spices… Read More

From the archives

Kendall vs. Dewey

7 July, 2010: We’ve been getting to know our neighbors in the new Dewey Square location. And we’re having a ton of fun. It’s early, but we know this: few of you are willing to tell me what is wrong (come on, I know there are things you don’t like, it’s far from perfect), you’re patient and don’t mind waiting… Read More

Coffee and Donuts with Tandem Roasters 2/28, 8:30-10:30am

25 February, 2020: Are those donuts in Clover’s fryer? We had so much fun getting to know Trevor of Speedwell on Friday. We’re going to do it again. Join us at CloverBBY this Friday (2/28) from 8:30am-10:30am. Kenny from Tandem Roasters will be stopping by, and those elusive apple cider donuts will be popping up out of the fryer. $5… Read More

(updated) Mexicali mushroom launch thwarted by Kendall Sprinkler System

19 February, 2020: (Update – as of Feb 20, 9am – our Kendall Square restaurant is back open!! Thanks to everyone for their patience!) There’s a lot of construction going on in the Google building. It was 12:15pm when there was a power surge and the fire alarm system sprung into action. Which meant sprinklers. In our kitchen. At the… Read More

Naming sandwiches

19 February, 2020: A new sandwich just started testing today at CloverKND. Chipotle mayo, cornmeal-battered crimini mushrooms, cabbage slaw, and a cilantro pesto that we all went wild for. The sandwich is from Jenny, an assistant manager in our kitchen who brought it to Food Dev recently. It’s based on the Baja-style fish tacos she loves to make at home.… Read More

Chris coming out with the hits – Mushroom Parm launching today

13 February, 2020: If you’ve been to Food Dev, chances are you’ve seen Chris Strange (last name used to distinguish him from Chris Anderson) sharing a food memory that he’s turned into a Clover sandwich idea. Most ideas we taste at Food Dev do not make it out of the Dev process, but Chris has been on fire lately! First… Read More

From the archives

Hicka-what?

22 January, 2011: The latest seasonal sandwich is the Sweet Potato. This is a revised version of a sandwich we first tried last year. Middle of the winter is a great time for tubers (potatoes and stuff that hold over the winter), and for produce from other parts of the world. Rolando makes this with a cilantro soy spread, roasted… Read More

Coffee and Donuts w/Derek of Speedwell: 2/21, 8-10am

10 February, 2020: Derek Anderson is responsible for roasting that beautiful Anaerobic Honey coffee from Ethiopia that a bunch of you have been sipping this past week. Derek himself is going to be in the house at CloverBBY, our newest location, on Friday, 2/21 from 8am-10am to pour some coffee, meet all of you and answer all your burning coffee… Read More