From the archives

New salad launching today: olive cheddar farro

13 May, 2016: Wherever we went in Italy, there were delicious local olives and local pecorino on the table. The olives and the cheese were always a bit different from one place to another. Some olives were tangy, some were savory, some were sweet. Enzo’s relatives told me that the olive harvest is at the end of October, and some olives are ready… Read More

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We’re going to Sicily to hunt the panelle!

12 May, 2016: We just realized that Calabria is really close to Sicily, and Sicily is the home of the panelle sandwich, one of our best-loved seasonal sandwiches. If you remember, the idea of the panelle was given to Ayr by a customer from Sicily who used to eat it as a snack as a kid. We asked Enzo’s relatives… Read More

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Thanks to you, carrot sandwich v3 launches tomorrow

11 May, 2016: Thanks to those of you who participated in the Carrot Sandwich test last week at HSQ. After looking at the feedback on our banner and talking to folks, the main things that people wanted were: -more crunch, more bulk -more spice -a bit more attention paid to the slaw We upped the spiciness level and added some… Read More

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Winter at Clover

3 January, 2009: We’re not open yet. Sorry, I’m getting your notes and messages, we’ve just got to wait until it’s a bit warmer out there. Those of you who haven’t taken off for January might be noticing the truck parked there, almost teasing you. We’re still paying for the spot, and this is the best place to keep it… Read More

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It’s 10am and that’s alcohol

10 May, 2016: The city we’re visiting, Vibo Valentia, has been in existence for 8000 years. Uncle Enzo directed us up a mountain, we parked, and found ourselves at a simple outdoor cafe. We were at the base of a castle that was built by the Normans in the year 1000. A round of Aperol and seltzer for everyone! There is no such thing as… Read More

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Rabbi Dolinger milked cows and hauled cheese blocks at Grafton

6 May, 2016: This is Rabbi Barry Dolinger, who kashered all of Clover. Barry is somewhat of a trailblazer in the Jewish community. Google him if you’re interested. He leads a congregation in Rhode Island and one of his missions is to get better food for the Kosher community in the Northeast. By better he really means better. He won’t certify a restaurant whose labor practices… Read More

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How we accidentally brought RI Mushroom Co to Russo’s

5 May, 2016: Did you try the Golden Oyster Mushroom we were testing today at DTX? This whole mushroom experiment has gotten out of hand. We no longer have the space at the HUB to store all the mushrooms you guys are eating. So Chris and Wanda worked out a deal with Tony Russo, where Rhode Island Mushroom Company can deliver to Russo’s and they… Read More

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First week of evening and weekend hours at CloverNEW

3 May, 2016: I remember when Ayr created a fireball trying to put a heater on the first MIT truck. After that we had no heat. We froze a lot. Our 7th truck on Newbury Street is an electric truck, and the first Clover truck that has a heater. It’s awesome to have when you’re making coffee on board the truck… Read More

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Clover in Boston Tuesday

4 June, 2010: See that spot at the tip of Rolando’s finger? Come Tuesday there is going to be a Clover truck there. No kidding. Clover is coming to Boston. Details: Dewey Square (right at South Station T-stop exit) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7am – 3pm We can’t wait to meet new customers and get to know this area. To start… Read More

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Meet Clover guides

3 May, 2016: I think it was Sean Ryan who first expressed hatred for the name “order-taker.” We’ve been trying to come up with a better name for almost 2 years. If you’ve ever experienced a great order-taker at Clover you know that they do a lot more than just take your order. So we have a new name for… Read More

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3 new sandwiches testing this week

2 May, 2016: Thanks all who joined us for the test of the Sloppy Chris at Kendall the other day. I tried a little active voting experiment and got a bunch of good feedback. Tuesday we’ll be testing Paul’s carrot sandwich at HSQ. We’ll be testing Alden’s Golden Oyster Mushroom Sandwich on Thursday at DTX. If you’re a Kendall customer be sure… Read More

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Potato clouds

2 May, 2016: Nuvole di patate, purchased at a gas station in Calabria. I guess they tasted like what a cloud might taste like. Kind of like…nothing? From this experience I might hazard a guess that processed food in Italy is worse than it is here. Read More

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Fileja

1 May, 2016: We are learning that every region of Italy has its own shape of pasta. We kept seeing the word Fileja in Vibo Valentia. Uncle Enzo took us to a restaurant and there were only two choices for pasta, and one was this: fileja. of I was confused by the use of the letter J, because that letter… Read More

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Eat Clover Hasty Pudding at Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Parade tomorrow

28 January, 2015: Amy Poehler is being named Woman of the Year by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, and our truck is in the parade. We’ll be handing out apple fritters, hot mulled cider, and two versions of hasty pudding: a cornmeal, butter, molasses pudding and a bolted wheat, onion, clove, and cheddar pudding. Want to join? The Woman of the… Read More

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Uncle Enzo

30 April, 2016: This is Uncle Enzo, Enzo’s uncle, known to us on this trip as “Zio.” He’s from Calabria, used to run a restaurant in Massachusetts when our Enzo was a teenager. It’s where our Enzo first realized that cooking could be a real career. He’s going to be our tour guide for our first full day in Calabria.… Read More