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Better than “strong yes”: Breakfast Bowls are testing at CloverKND

14 February, 2019: I’m going to give you the whole story here. This bowl has been in the works for a while and there are a lot of inspirations. Read on to learn about all the things kicking around in my head as I was dreaming this one up. And come taste it at CloverKND. We’re in testing. But come… Read More

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What is Hasty Pudding?

31 January, 2019: Get ready to be confused. Hasty Pudding is a porridge, and it is a play. Today we’ll be giving out free samples of Clover Hasty Pudding all morning at CloverHSQ (1326 Mass Ave.) Hasty Pudding (the food item) is a term for a porridge. Jasper’s making up a wheat porridge using Maine Grains wheat, leeks, onions, cream… Read More

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Magical tomato mashed potato

17 January, 2019: Hey, that’s not my family! But I can write this post because I too have sampled the magical tomato mashed potato of Rome. Martina has a list of recommendations for what to do in Rome. If you’re lucky, maybe she’ll share it with you. One of the stops is a restaurant called Pecorino. She sent Ayr’s family… Read More

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First day pictures

11 November, 2010: Finally digging myself out. Here we are, almost 2 weeks later, and I’m finally posting on the first day. The cop? He was our first customer at the new store. (Aside: I think I accidentally offended our LL when he asked to be the first customer and I told him he should arrive early if he wanted… Read More

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Survey Day: Thursday 1/17/19 (closed)

17 January, 2019: (This survey is now closed – we hold these surveys about once a month, so if you’re lucky you’ll come to Clover during a future survey day!) — If you received a survey card in line today, please click on this post to get to the survey link. A huge thanks for helping us improve!! Click here… Read More

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No giant soup popsicles here

8 January, 2019: The other day Fabricio (DTX) told me that over the weekend he popped his head into one of our competitors and watched the staff defrosting a giant frozen popsicle. That frozen popsicle? Soup. Rolando was our chef when we first started. He learned soup when working at the French Laundry with Thomas Keller. He taught us about… Read More

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Clover + Perky Brothers

8 January, 2019: We hired a design consultancy the other week. We love the C L O V E R logo that we’ve evolved over the years. It looks awesome large. Reflects transparency we care so much about. Reflects our history of the trucks (stencil) and contributions of our staff (Mary traced the current outline). But it doesn’t work small.… Read More

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Eech

7 January, 2019: You might remember Amy (customer) who heard we were interested in olive oil cake, and baked us 2! She told Lucia about an Armenian salad she loves called “eech,” made with fine bulghur, which is actually “cooked” overnight using the vinaigrette of the salad. The next day there was a cup of bulgher waiting for Lucia! We’re… Read More

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I was pretty close to full out crying the other day…

8 March, 2016: That’s Dave Luz, welcoming our first customer to CloverDTX, the first restaurant that Dave was completely responsible for opening. The other day Dave told me he was leaving Clover. I can’t think of many things in my life that have caused me so much shock. I mean shocked to the point where I almost didn’t believe this could… Read More

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A customer at DTX baked us 2 olive cakes!

27 December, 2018: We’ve been playing with semolina cake. You can try some at CloverHSC (Harvard Science Center). Martina has been spearheading that. I got the idea when in Paris. Most places had a couple of loaf-style cakes that were under glass. They would sell by slice. It was fun. And super yummy. Martina is from Rome and was really… Read More

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Chris – thank you for 10 years

24 December, 2018: The other day I was looking to find the exact first day that Chris came to work at Clover. Chris is currently our Vice President of Food. He oversees all things food from menu development to supplier stuff. He was also Clover’s very first paid employee. I think it was week 2 but when I was looking… Read More

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Stone Barns and future farmers

19 December, 2018: That picture is Jack Algiere, Farm Director at Stone Barns. This past Friday I was with a group that included Jasper (our General Manager at CloverHSQ) touring the farm. The first stop on Jack’s tour was the compost pile. I met Jack for the first time back in September when I was at Stone Barns for a… Read More

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War Fries

17 December, 2018: This time of year our French Fries are being made from Potatoes shipped down from Prince Edwards Island. We ran through the last of the Hadley, MA potatoes in November. For Clover French Fries were the Impossible Meatball before Impossible. They’ve been a gateway for new customers to taste Clover. We’ve been playing with loaded fries testing… Read More

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“Say-what?”

6 April, 2009: So one of the most frequent questions we hear is one of the most difficult to answer. What is that “BBQ…” and a few tackle “seitan.” So what is it? I don’t feel like my answer is very satisfying. It’s a product made from “vital wheat protein,” sometimes called “wheat gluten.” basically they wash wheat until all… Read More

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First batch of online merch orders shipping out

16 December, 2018: Fabricio (DTX) sent this picture the other night from the post office. It warmed my heart because it represented the first batch of online merch orders! Someone’s getting Clover under the Christmas tree this year : ) People have been asking us if they can buy Clover merch online forever. This month we finally set up a… Read More