From the archives

Testing packaging

27 June, 2017: You may have heard rumors of some new items coming your way. We’re about to tear up the menu in response to a bunch of feedback from you all. We thought it was a good time to reasses some of our packaging. Chris found some wood packaging. This is a little cone. What do you think about eating… Read More

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Coffee and Donuts w/Barrington Roasters Thurs 6/29

27 June, 2017: Breakfasts at Clover are always yummy (we hope), but they don’t always have donuts. We’re making our cider donuts Thursday in honor of Barrington Coffee’s visit. 8am CloverHSQ (1326 Mass Ave, Cambridge) 10am CloverKND (5 Cambridge Ctr, Cambridge) 2:30pm CloverDTX (27 School St, Boston) Read More

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Rejection

26 August, 2008: More truck trials. I thought I’d go get the truck inspected. I went to Everett Truck Repair, just around the corner from A1. They did the state inspection and claimed the king pins are bad, so it failed inspection. Turns out this is a $1,350 job ($700 parts, remainder labor). Boy. I don’t think the king pins… Read More

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Hadley grass dried up

26 June, 2017: We saw this truck on our trip to Hadley a few weeks back. We brought Hadley grass (aka asparagus) to Clover for the 2 weeks it was in season. If you tried it let us know what you thought. Hadley grass is now gone. We’ll be launching a new 2pm special (local strawberries with sugar) this week,… Read More

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Pinball tournament at CloverHFI: Thursday 6/22 6pm-8pm

21 June, 2017: Joe, our manager at CloverHFI, has been dreaming of doing this forever, and it’s finally happening. Medieval Madness and Twilight Zone pinball machines are ready. Remember back when they were declared illegal by the city of Cambridge? : ( Show up at CloverHFI at 6pm to register. We’ll take 10 teams of 2 people each. Prizes include swag… Read More

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Starting Monday at 7am there will be triple Clover in Harvard Square

15 June, 2017: Monday June 19: Clover opens in the Harvard Science Center! We’ll be re-opening the coffee bar (you may have remembered we soft-opened during Commencement week, cafe au laits, cider donuts, study snacks, whoopie pies each day.) And we’ll be opening a full Clover restaurant (chickpea fritters, fries, soups, the whole deal.) Stop by to meet Lynn, Rider,… Read More

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Future food at Food Dev, Tuesday 6/13, 3pm

12 June, 2017: There are 2 or 3 more spots in tomorrow’s Food Development Meeting. Chris and Martina have been working hard. Come taste: -Our new silky hummus (the main component of our those hummus bowls you may have heard us talking about) -A silky black bean bowl made with Western MA black beans -A purple barley salad with barley hand-delivered by lentil farmer… Read More

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Organization

12 November, 2008: One of the things we’re not quite on top of yet is the sourcing/ organization. It’s tough, the quantities are a moving target, and we’re making daily changes to the menu. All this means that each day we take stock of what we have, what we need, and figure out how to get from where we are… Read More

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Lindentree Farm Shares at Clover Burlington!

7 June, 2017: We have an awesome addition to the CSA program. Lindentree Farm is going to be dropping shares at Clover Burlington this summer. This is the CSA that started our whole program. It’s the share our CEO, Ayr, eats with his family. All organic, all beautiful. Delivered to the same place you get your chickpea fritter sandwich. Ask… Read More

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Free tasting TONIGHT: real ginger beer, with the brewers

7 June, 2017: Stop by CloverHFI (Central Square) and CloverKND (Kendall Square) tomorrow at 5pm to meet the founders of Farmer Willie’s ginger beer. Unlike most ginger beers, this is made with real ginger. It’s on tap as part of our newly-launched beer program at our 24-hour restaurant in Central Square. Nico and Max, the brewers, will each be at… Read More

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Meet the daughter of the godfather: coffee tasting, CloverLMA, June 8, 3pm

5 June, 2017: As a toddler, Jenny reached for coffee instead of juice. Now she travels the world, supporting the farmers who grow the best tasting coffee beans. Meet Jenny Howell, Director of Sourcing for George Howell Coffee Co this Thursday! Tasting is free and open to all. Cider donuts and coffee will be available for purchase. Reserve yours (or… Read More

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Play the survey game today

2 June, 2017: Hi all, if you were handed a card today at Clover, click here to fill out the survey. First off, thank you so much for helping us improve. Secondly, there is a new prize structure! When you complete the survey you’ll be given a coupon for you to bring a new friend to Clover and enjoy a meal, snack… Read More

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Clover stencil

7 July, 2009: Give me a stencil and a can of spray paint and I’m dangerous. The victim here is our whiteboard. We’re slowly bringing the branding onto the truck. But now that I’m looking at it I think the whole whiteboard needs a repaint. Maybe this weekend. I need to get a paint that doesn’t yellow in the sun.… Read More

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The only item on our menu that requires a wetsuit to harvest

31 May, 2017: This is Andrea. With a thick wetsuit and a knife, she harvests the Dulse we’ve been frying up for our Maine Tomato Sandwich. She swims with the seaweed for 3 hours at a time. Then it’s so cold that she comes back in. Seaweed was once a major protein source for New Englanders. Bring it back by trying… Read More