November 21, 2016

Trip to NYC


I don’t remember when I first took a new manager to NYC for a tour. Like many things at Clover it’s likely it was pretty organic. Rolando, then Chris. I definitely remember the time I first took Enzo. He was food drunk at the end of the trip and literally fell off a stool.

But this is one of those things I haven’t done so well this past year. Last trip was a long time ago. But I’m going to make up for it. Last week I took David (CloverBUR), Joe (CloverHFI), Ori (CloverNEW), and Shane (CloverDTX) on an overnight to NYC. I’m including our itinerary below if anybody wants to follow along.

The trip is less food exploration: more understanding Clover and where we fit in the industry. We eat food trucks. Great world class coffee shops. We eat middle eastern restaurants with killer falafel and hummus. And we eat fast casual, new and old.

And it’s a chance for us to get to know one another better. We have the most amazing people working for Clover right now. It’s just awesome and inspiring to get to be working with these folks.


DRIVE (leave CloverHFI at 6:30am):

  • Ask everybody to download Panera App and order ahead. Stop to pick up at closes Panera

LUNCH (11am – 2pm): West Village to Union Square

  • Xian Famous (45th brown 5th and 6th)
  • Dizengoff – Isreali hummus place (Chelsea Market)
  • Ninth St. Espresso (Chelsea Market)


  • LPQ (Greenwich Village)
  • Ancolie (Greenwich Village) NEW
  • Taim (West Village)
  • By Chloe (Washington Sq. Park)


  • Dig Inn (Union Sq.)
  • Num Pang (union sq)
  • Maoz (union sq.)
  • Mamoun (union sq.)
  • Tsurutontan – Union square udon place (Union Sq.)
  • Cava (Union Sq.)
  • Dos Toros (Union Sq)
  • Maison Kayser (Union Sq.)
  • Pret (anywhere)
  • Chop’t (anywhere)

AFTERNOON (2pm – 5pm):

  • Shake Shack (Madison Sq. Park)
  • Stumptown (Ace Hotel)
  • Lady M (near Ace)


  • Sweetgreen (Flatiron)
  • Juice Press (Flatiron)


  • Eataly (Downtown) NEW (optional)
  • Nom Wah Nolita – fast casual spin off of dim sum (Lolita)
  • La Colombe (noho)

Agnes Martin show at Gugenheim (if time)

DINNER (7pm – midnight):

  • Momofuku Noodle Bar
  • Drinks: Maybe Nomad Bar (drawing room)

BREAKFAST (7am – 9am):

TRIP BACK (9am – 2pm):

  • Blue Bottle Brooklyn (if time)
  • Pepe’s New Haven (if time)

Food Trucks (as can)

  • DUB food truck (Australian pies)
  • Biryani Cart (46th& 6th)
  • The treats truck (@thetreatstruck)
  • Big Gay Ice Cream Truck (@biggayicecream)
  • Calexico (@calexico cart)
  • NY Dosa (@dosatruck)
  • The dessert truck (@desserttruck)
  • Mud (W. village, Union Sq.)
  • Luke’s Lobster
  • Souvlaki GR
  • Cinnamon Snail
  • El Olomega

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