From the archives

Pay What You Want at CloverFIN: Wednesday 7/6, 11am-2pm

5 July, 2016: We’ve been doing Pay What You Want Days when we open a new restaurant. This was the scene when we opened CloverDTX. So hey, Financial District, spread the word. There’s a new Clover in your neck of the woods. Come to CloverFIN, 160 Federal Street for our grand opening. Pay whatever you want for lunch and all the proceeds… Read More

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2-ingredient salad

4 July, 2016: We went to Italy (Calabria and Sicily) on a food research trip. If you hadn’t been following that journey, you can scroll back to the posts tagged Italy. It was funny: many of the things we learned were less recipes to bring back and more ways to approach food. We kept seeing this salad in Calabria. This one was at a… Read More

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We opened FIN!

4 July, 2016: Sam was our first customer. He walked in right as the health inspector walked out. Stacia found out it was his first time eating at any Clover. We’ll have to hear what he thought of the food this week. We’re closed for the Fourth (you can see which locations are open here), and we’ll be open regular hours… Read More

From the archives

Street art

11 November, 2008: I saw this sticker in Central. Great hunh? I’ve really got to figure out our logo. It’s not going to look anything like this, but I hope it has some of the originality that draws me to this sticker. Read More

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Fourth of July Hours

4 July, 2016: If you’re looking to pick up some Clover food for your cookout today, check out the Locations page (https://menu.cloverfoodlab.com) for the list of locations that are operating today. We’ve got you covered if you’re in Cambridge and downtown Boston. We’ll be back to normal hours tomorrow. Happy Fourth, all! Read More

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7/1/16: Eater Boston: Boston’s Restaurant Opening Guide, 2016

1 July, 2016: From crab nachos in Central Square to bao in Harvard, crepe cakes in Back Bay to tinned fish in Downtown Crossing, we’re tracking summer restaurant openings in Boston proper and beyond. We’ll be updating this page frequently all summer long; check back for newly added restaurants, an expanded geographic radius, updated opening timelines, photo galleries, and more.… Read More

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CloverFIN is almost ready

28 June, 2016: That picture is from 2010. Clover was the first new truck in Boston at that point. Mayor Menino ate a Soy BLT at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Dewey Square, he loved it, and that sandwich inspired him to start a food truck initiative in the City of Boston. We’re opening a new restaurant at 160 Federal Street right… Read More

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The paw paw of the mushroom world

22 June, 2016: We are launching a new sandwich today with golden oyster mushrooms. Bob and his partner Mike grow these at Rhode Island Mushroom Company. He said to me, nobody uses these because they are too delicate. They get damaged on grocery store shelves and no one wants to work with them in restaurants. It reminded me a little of… Read More

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You’ve been eating local…

17 September, 2014: That’s Danya and Matt of Queen’s Greens Farm in North Amherst. They’re the ones responsible for the beautiful red leaf lettuce you might have had this summer, and for the beets we’re featuring now in the Hungarian beet sandwich. It’s been our best summer yet in terms of percentage of the menu that’s sourced from this region.… Read More

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What if order ahead was fun?

21 June, 2016: Our order ahead app is about to go beta. We’re going to invite our best customers. So if you want in make friends with the folks at your local Clover. The thing I’m most focused on is making the app fun to use. So we’re going to want all sorts of feedback from you all. Tell us everything!… Read More

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Erika

16 June, 2016: I’ve been sorely lacking on introducing some of our leaders. I decided that really honest interviews might be the best way to introduce folks and share the ups and downs of life as a Clover manager. Erika is our new manager of the Longwood Medical truck. I sat down with her at Bisq and we talked holes… Read More

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I made a mistake and don’t know what to do

16 June, 2016: This photo was taken at CloverFIN, our restaurant at 160 Federal St. (just next to South Station and Dewey Square). We’re set to open in a week. The electrician Brian was finalizing the cloud lights yesterday. I happened to be walking by to check in on the project and saw this. So the unistrut used isn’t what we… Read More

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“We’re going to do something nobody does” What do you mean?

13 June, 2016: I was talking to Ethan, who leads our technical development, and he said something that jumped out at me. He said we’re going to do something nobody does: show pictures of our actual food. I didn’t know what he meant. He said the way we’re going about this is that we’re having Brett (some of you may know… Read More

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Rhubarb T-Shirt

11 May, 2012: This is a T-shirt I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Mostly because I love rhubarb so so much. But I’m not very happy with how it turned out. Notice how large the food icon is on most of our shirts. On this one it’s pretty tiny. Which is really too bad. I’ve also heard… Read More

From the archives

What is composting?

9 June, 2016: OK, I’m in a better mood today. But still posting pictures of trash. Sorry, we’ll get back to edible food soon. But I think part of this effort is sharing the raw reality of building a business, and I think this topic is super important to share with everybody. So many folks have been reaching out regarding… Read More