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Free order of goblin fingers if you come in costume tomorrow!

30 October, 2017: Halloween is tomorrow, and the fries are already starting to taste a lot like goblin fingers. So dress up, come to Clover for lunch or dinner, and get a free order! Some spooky fine print: you’ve got to be a customer to take advantage, and at Harvard Science Center, this will run from 2pm until we close (not… Read More

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Tiny soup garnish station

29 October, 2017: Soon if you stop in during the morning you’ll smell onions caramelizing for hot soups. Since our first winter on the truck, we’ve made soups from scratch. Over the next few months we’ll be testing some changes to the soups. Martina has been researching ways of storing garnishes. She found this adorable tiny version of one of… Read More

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Quentin to the rescue!!

26 October, 2017: PBS is filming a piece on meat substitutes (to air next Thursday). Michael Pollan is getting interviewed and they decided to do it at Clover!! I’m really excited to meet him. When I was thinking about starting Clover his writing was really influential. I’m interested to hear his take on Impossible Meat. So here’s the best thing.… Read More

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Deliberate randomness

11 November, 2008: John Hong worked hard to make what he called a “deliberately random” pattern with the lights on the roof. It looks great doesn’t it? Sort of like a ripple running through water. We haven’t served at night yet, so most of you haven’t seen this. Thought I’d share. I enjoy it every night. Read More

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86 the Meatball Sandwich (Impossible Meat) Boston!

19 October, 2017: We don’t yell it anymore, but in restaurant slang “86” means you’re out of an item. I took this picture at 11:58am today at CloverFIN. We had limited supply of the meatballs but they did go faster than we expected. You can read more about why we’re selling these and our initial response at CloverHSQ and CloverHSC.… Read More

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Pumpkin Carving: 10/26, 7-9pm at CloverHFI

17 October, 2017: Join us for pumpkin carving and pumpkin beer in Central Square! The folks from Jack’s Abby have been working on their yearly crop of pumpkin lager (made from real pumpkins, not puree from a can.) And we’re celebrating with real pumpkins of our own. $20 gets you a pumpkin to carve, a glass of pumpkin lager (or… Read More

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First Paw Paws are here

10 October, 2017: If you stop by Clover tomorrow, you may spy a Paw Paw. They look like an avocado, or an alien. They grow in a grove somewhere in Massachusetts, nobody knows where, by a farmer whose name I’m not even allowed to know. We’ll be turning our limited supply of Paw Paws into soda. If the supply allows,… Read More

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Picking Concord grapes

10 October, 2017: We took a trip to Autumn Hills Orchard to pick Concord grapes on rocky, leafy terraces farmed by Ann Harris. The grapes you’re drinking in your Concord Grape Lemonade were picked by Jane, Stacia, Thonah, Steph, Chris, Martina and me. If you’ve never tried a Concord Grape, the flavor is *literally* the traditional grape jelly flavor, but… Read More

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Running the ship alone (sort of)

4 December, 2008: If you came by the truck today you might have seen my little warning. We’re in a transitional week. Starting next week we have some full time folks coming on. In the meantime I found myself today alone on the truck. So I reduced the menu to 2 sandwiches instead of 4. And Tom (my father in… Read More

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FREE coffee at CloverFIN next week at breakfast to reveal our new coffee program

29 September, 2017: We’re giving away coffee next Tuesday-Friday at CloverFIN in the Financial District to celebrate the launch of our new coffee program. This has been the culmination of months of feedback, testing, and tasting with you all, so to say thanks, we’ll be giving away free cups* of hot coffee, iced coffee, and cafe au lait during breakfast.… Read More

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How it feels to sell Impossible Meat

28 September, 2017: (thanks to this customer -Dave?- for being a good sport and letting me take his picture while he was eating!!!) We’re 5 days into selling Impossible Meat. As I mentioned the other week this is a big experiment for us. And we’re much too early in this experiment to talk about results. But there are some early… Read More

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Introducing Impossible Burger

21 September, 2017: We’re taking a big step today at Clover. We’re going to serve a meatball sandwich that for many of you may be the best meatball sandwich you’ve ever had. Not a meatball that is “meatball-like” or “almost as good as a meatball.” We’re going to serve something that will be impossible for you to distinguish from meat,… Read More

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From Calabria with love, Thursday at CloverKND

3 September, 2017: When we went to Calabria last spring on our big food adventure, Enzo’s aunt had us over for Sunday dinner. It was one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten, rich with fennel, local cheese, meatballs in beautiful tomato sauce, and oranges right off the trees outside. One of Enzo’s best memories from childhood is Sunday sauce.… Read More

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A solution to Home Depot runs

10 September, 2008: You’ve found yourself stuck in the trap: you’ve got some sort of little project, and you find you’re spending more time driving back and forth to Home Depot than working. Well, I’m sure some of you have a level of experience and planning that allows you to get it right the first time, I don’t. So I… Read More

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The veggies in your lunch started their day at Lindentree Farm

28 August, 2017: This is produce growing at Lindentree Farm. Click them and you’ll see Seth, the farmer who just arrived at CloverBUR. Every morning at 6am he texts Hannah, the lead prep cook at Clover Burlington, asking her how many vegetables the store will need for that day. He harvests, and at 10am he arrives at BUR. It’s like Christmas… Read More