Posts tagged Clover Food Trip 2012

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CUSTARD OR BUST: La Colombe Torrefaction

6 March, 2012: Last coffee roaster on the tour. I was super excited to see these guys because on of our favorite employees, Matt Waxman, is from Philadelphia. Matt wrote me an awesome note about a year ago telling me about this coffee he loved from his home town. He brought us some samples to try. I loved that he… Read More

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CUSTARD OR BUST: Henry’s Restaurant

5 March, 2012: We found this place that looked like an abandon gas station on Highway 40 in West Jefferson Ohio, an older road parallel to the interstate. We weren’t too sure what to expect, but reviews said it was the best pie in Ohio, and people in Ohio like their pie. We bought 4 pies and 2 coffees. The… Read More

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CUSTARD OR BUST: What’s worse than bad custard?

25 February, 2012: Have you heard of this stuff? Cincinnati Chili 5-ways. With an “Island Dog” in the back.┬áIt’s a strange regional food. Normally that’s a good thing. Not in this case. Cheese on onions on beans on chili on spaghetti. Rolando’s take: “mediocre on mediocre on mediocre does not equal delicious.” ‘Nuff said. Sorry Cincinnati! Read More

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CUSTARD OR BUST: They can’t all be Kopps

24 February, 2012: This was sort of sad, because it was our last custard on the trip. And because the custard was, well… sad. Rolando and I talked and decided that if we can’t get this right (Kopps) we have no business making custard. Read More

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BUST: The original frozen custard in Lafayette, IN

23 February, 2012: This picture was taken 5 minutes before the cops showed up. True story. Our little friend Clover PRK here almost got arrested. Turns out this custard joint, which boasts being the oldest in the country AND has WINTER hours posted on their website, was closed. Hey, we know we’ve done that to folks, we’ll give them a… Read More

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CUSTARD OR BUST: Metropolis Coffee

23 February, 2012: My sister called me Thursday evening saying “if you’re in Chicago, forget Intelligentsia, you need to visit Metropolis.” That was sort of exactly how she said it. It was the first I’d heard of Metropolis, but I got off the phone with her, looked them up, and gave them a ring. The owner called me back and… Read More

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CUSTARD OR BUST: Belly Shack

22 February, 2012: This was another fun detour on our trip. Rolando was good friends with Bill Kim way back at the start of his career. So they were really excited to reconnect. We should have made more time for this. As it was we were in a hurry to get to Metropolis, so Bill opened Belly Shack early and… Read More

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CUSTARD OR BUST: Intelligentsia

21 February, 2012: This was our second visit to Intelligentsia’s roasting facilities, this time we visited their headquarters. The first visit was on the West Coast to their facility in LA. If you want to count Ecco, a roaster Intelligentsia owns, this was the 3rd Intelligentsia visit. Rolando and I were talking on this trip and realizing we’re in a… Read More

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CUSTARD OR BUST: Aviary

21 February, 2012: OK, not sure this one has anything to do with Custard or our any of our food at Clover. But one of Rolando’s former students kicked the place off, and we both enjoy craft cocktails. So Rolando and I hit Aviary after Alinea. They brought us something like 16 cocktails, so it was a sip here and… Read More

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CUSTARD OR BUST: Leon’s

19 February, 2012: Ah. This was really fun. Not quite at the same level as Kopps, but close. And in some ways better (smaller serving size). The exciting thing for us with this stop was to find they were getting this quality from a commercially available Ross machine, the type we’re likely to buy. I’m including a picture of the… Read More