Just two months after taking over a space in Downtown Crossing, Clover is ready to debut its newest restaurant and its first brick-and-mortar location in Boston proper. The restaurant will celebrate with a "pay what you want" opening day, where all proceeds go to The Food Project, according to Boston Restaurant Talk.
The company posted the news on its website and created a Facebook event for the occasion, which kicks off on January 26 (next Tuesday) at 11 a.m. * Food will be served until 2 p.m. or until it runs out. The first full day of operation will be Thursday, January 28.
Clover took over the former Boloco space at 27 School St. back in November and shared plans for the place in a video tour on YouTube. A recent post on the restaurant's website showed the nearly completed interior, featuring whitewash walls that match the Clover food trucks' clean style. There is also a communal table stretching the length of the restaurant.
Jasper here, look what just arrived this morning @clover_dtx! Our beautiful new communal table pic.twitter.com/RwGaPUWk4Y— cloverDTX (@clover_dtx) January 21, 2016
Clover's menu stays small and often changes, although diners will typically find classics available like the chickpea fritter sandwich and the rosemary fries. There are locations in Harvard Square, Kendall Square, Central Square, East Cambridge, Brookline Village, and Burlington, and the fleet of Clover food trucks park at various areas around the city.
Update: According to Clover's Lucia Jazayeri, the DTX menu will change daily, and there will be two seasonal sandwiches. The blue oyster mushroom sandwich will get its mushrooms from Rhode Island, and the Hungarian beet sandwich will use beets from Western Massachusetts. Jazayeri said the store may delve into some Boston-only specials down the road.
Hours for the new restaurant will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
*Update (1/25/16): According to a Clover representative, the opening has been pushed back, likely 1-2 days. More details will be made available soon.