From the archives

This is what food should do to people

14 July, 2016: 6 weeks ago I was standing on the sidewalk taking in our new restaurant. It was wrapped in white plastic. Nothing identifiable as Clover. I was trying to use my imagination, and avoid bumping into the stream of foot traffic. One guy stopped and asked if we knew what was going to be there. I have “Ted” written down.… Read More

From the archives

Clover website refresh

12 July, 2016: I’ve been working on a new version of our website. It’s a bit scary, because what we’ve been doing works so well for so many of our goals. But We’re excited to move forward. I thought I might open up this process a bit. We’ll start with a very crude mock-up I made a few weeks ago.… Read More

From the archives

Lo-fi Movie Night at the truck: Back to the Future, 7/27, sundown

12 July, 2016: It’s the fifth year for Clover movie night so we thought we’d bring back a favorite: Back to the Future. This pic was from 2013 when Michael, a customer, wrote to me after ticket sales had ended asking if he’d let me in if he dressed like Marty McFly. If you’ve never been to movie night, we… Read More

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Explanation/ update

30 July, 2009: Hey everybody. After 1 missed breakfast, and one late breakfast this past week I feel I owe you all a short explanation. Oh, and this has something to do with the dearth of posts in the past few weeks. We’re been working on the next steps for the truck. Don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere. But we… Read More

From the archives

CloverFIN and Pokemon Go

11 July, 2016: Most of you know at this point that CloverFIN just launched. We’re at 160 Federal St. And I say we because I’ve put an office in this location. More on that another time. CloverFIN launched the same week that Pokemon Go launched. And I’ve already seen no less than 4 tweets about “this Pokemon is between me… Read More

From the archives

Strawberry season ending

5 July, 2016: We launched the Strawberry Broccoli sandwich 2 weeks ago. If you’re one of the people who have had their days made by this sandwich, here’s what you’re eating and why. Paul had been looking at a chart that one of our farmers sent. It showed that strawberries and broccoli were in season at around the same time in Massachusetts.… Read More

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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

From the archives

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

From the archives

Michael’s 18-wheeler

3 December, 2014: Michael Docter delivers most of his crops on bike. We said…certainly not in winter. But he said yes, especially in winter. The city of Hadley plows, and then Michael is usually the next vehicle out on the road. Why? He has a goal to make his farm carbon-neutral over the next few years, which is part of the reason.… Read More

From the archives

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

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

From the archives

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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April fools at Clover

1 April, 2016: Today for a good part of lunch at Kendall and Newbury, the only sandwich available was the BLT. At Brookline Village, Shane started making breakfast so he’d have something to feed customers. Sorry all, this was not an April Fool’s joke. We really didn’t mean to run out of so many items today. We had a series of… Read More

From the archives

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