Clover Food Lab returns to its original stomping grounds near MIT on Thursday (MIT'er Ayr Muir launched his truck there in 2008). Their brick-and-mortar opens at 11 a.m., conveniently located at the entrance to Google Headquarters at 5 Cambridge Center. Opening day is “pay what you want,” and all proceeds go to Lovin' Spoonfuls food rescue organization (they want to raise $10,000). This restaurant will be a test kitchen for the rest of the Clover empire. Exhibit A: an "experimental" sandwich with brussels sprouts, smoked cheddar, toasted hazelnuts, and pickled cabbage.
On Thursday, they're guessing that food will sell out by 2 p.m., so plan on an early lunch. Regular business hours start on Saturday.
Clover Food Lab, 5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge