Greens were not blockbuster

13 November, 2019: This is Caroline from Kitchen Garden Farm tapping her cabbage to see if it was ready to harvest for our greens salads. But wait: if you’ve been reading since the beginning you might have remembered us claiming with great gusto that we’d never have greens salads at Clover. So what’s up? We’ve been committed to salads sans… Read More

Paw paw custard

13 November, 2019: PSA – it is HERE (but probably not for long). Ayr made paw paw custard for the first time last year – it’s a perfect way to use up the last of our paw paws. An extremely limited quantity are hitting most stores today. Check the retail fridge – and hurry!! There are fewer than 70 TOTAL… Read More

Free cranberry lemonade from King Brussels

11 November, 2019: King Brussels has been busy. Last week he changed all the music to Elvis. This week he’s decreeing that everyone at Clover who uses the Clover App gets a free cranberry lemonade, no purchase necessary! Cranberries from Carver, MA; a little bit of sugar; Clover-squeezed lemons. If you’re on the Clover App, you should see a note from… Read More

From the archives

How does a jalapeño popper become a sandwich?

15 January, 2020: In 2015 Paul and Bryan started talking about inventing a jalapeño popper sandwich. We were all skeptical. At that time Bryan was running CloverKND and Paul had been my intern and was running our Whole Foods account. They both grew up on the South Shore, going to a tavern in West Bridgewater called The Charlie Horse where… Read More

Let the bletting begin (year 3!)

8 November, 2019: Chris sent this picture to Ayr & me on Tuesday. Medlars are in the house!! This winter we’ll have medlar jam & the Medlar Sandwich for the 3rd year in a row! The medlars have already arrived because they need to “blet” before we can do anything with them. It’s a weird word I’d never heard of… Read More

Staining wood floors

7 November, 2019: Things are coming along at Boylston. Justin Kelly and his team have been working round the clock and it’s starting to look like a Clover in there, aside from the thin layer of construction dust that covers every surface. We’re hoping to announce an open date soon. CloverBBY will have a communal table just like all the… Read More

Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Mushroom seems like a new sandwich but…

6 November, 2019: It’s actually a take on a sandwich we had on the menu back in 2010. Ayr’s dad used to make a mushroom pâté, baked in a fancy French pastry crust. We made our own version, and called it a mushroom loaf. Back when I ran Sunday prep, before we had our own commissary, I remember making duxelles and… Read More

Why is there Elvis playing in my restaurant?

6 November, 2019: Get it? King of Rock? King of Sandwiches? Enjoy some Elvis while you munch on your (King) Brussels Sprout Sandwich today at lunch. We’ve abandoned our admittedly repetitive playlists (sorry staff and customers that we made you listen to Mr. Postman a million times!) and are testing out a service called RX Music. They can make custom… 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

Burning carrots

6 November, 2019: Our carrot sandwich/Paul’s take on Buffalo Chicken is back. It’ll show up on the menu today at lunch if you’re on the Clover app, Thursday if not. We are using the first delivery of carrots from Michael Docter at Winter Moon Roots. These are straight out of the ground and haven’t been stored in the famous barn yet.… Read More

Alien invasion

5 November, 2019: The shipment of Paw Paw doesn’t even fit in one picture! Chris just told us 2019 will go down in history as a banner year for paw paw in Massachusetts, which makes us happy because usually it’s a very short-lived treat. If you haven’t gotten a chance to taste this alien-looking (yet entirely local) fruit, get over… Read More

Meet King Brussels

23 October, 2019: Ayr texted us a month or so ago with a crazy idea about King Brussels. I tried to ignore it, but visions of the king started creeping into my dreams and sketchpad. And now here we are. The reason? The Brussels Sprout Sandwich returns tomorrow (it’s secretly here today, if you’re on the app.) The King has… Read More

A sandwich worth sneaking for?

1 October, 2019: That first photo is a screenshot from last week’s Instagram story. A bit blurry, but the memory is worth the blurriness! Last week at Food Dev, we got to taste another sandwich from Chris S (creator of the Nashville Hot and of our corn chowder). It was inspired by a Vietnamese bánh mì & Taiwanese flavors –… Read More

From the archives

Truck will not start because it is too cold

24 November, 2008: Ok, we knew the day would come. Our truck refused to start this morning in protest of the cold. AAA is on the way. I had to renew my lapsed membership over the phone to get them to come. Hopefully they will not have hangups with the fact that it is a truck. Rolando and I fired… Read More

This humble blog gets a bigger viewership

29 September, 2019: I think this was Jane’s idea. It was a really awesome one. Print big poster versions of blog posts and put them up in the window of the Boylston store while construction happens. So we’ve been writing posts on this blog that are doing double-duty as window art/Clover manifestos. We’re trying to focus on bigger themes, Jane has… Read More