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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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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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Boxes at Russo’s

30 November, 2008: Isn’t this awesome? A giant fort of empty produce boxes at Russo’s. I’m picking up your food. 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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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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New truck craziness

10 February, 2010: OK. I owe you a ton of posts on the new truck. I’ve been meaning to set-up a new page, I have an entire architecture in mind for our web communication. But it hasn’t happened yet. And in the meantime you’re missing a ton of great stuff. So here it goes, First real post of Clover truck… 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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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

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Hail the red onion of Tropea

30 April, 2016: In Italy they have a concept called Sagra. My friend Francesca took me to a Sagra when I was visiting her family on the coast of Tuscany this past July. A Sagra is a festival where you go to eat one single item of food. The one I went to in Tuscany was a fundraiser for a local sports team – and… Read More

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Rolando at work

22 October, 2008: We’ve got Rolando full time right now. He’s awesome. Here we are working on some recipes, getting ready to open. Read More

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Peak Organic and Poetry: Beer Launch, 5/5, 6pm-9pm, CloverHUB

29 April, 2016: Join us for the launch of Peak’s Summer Session ale, and a poetry reading by Julia Shipley, who writes about farming. Peak was the first beer we ever poured at Clover, and it’s one of the only organic breweries in the country. Be one of the first 20 folks to sign up and you’ll get a little… Read More