Thursday, June 20, 2024

Roman Tomato Soup was featured in the first Veggie Monster newsletter. (Photo: Clover)

Clover’s veggie newsletter

There’s a daily Veggie Monster newsletter available for January from Clover, the locally born no-meat fast-food eatery, with a goal of getting more vegetables into people’s diets in 2023 and other healthy topics.

The newsletter grew out of a survey sent out by Clover in late last year seeking diners’ questions. “We hoped maybe 15 of you would write in, but when we peeked at the results, there were over 500,” said Lucia Jazayeri, director of communication for Clover Food Lab. “We had created a monster! An adorable, veggie-shaped monster.”

Considering the big number of responses – which Jazayeri said she sorted through with her mom – Clover committed to sending tips, tricks, stories or recipes every day in January. Themes are to include fast meal prep with such things as “recipes you can make once and eat twice,” organizing a week of dinners for a family of five and how to hide vegetables in macaroni and cheese; how to use dry beans; food waste and storage; how to cook for one; how to get enough protein for athletes; where to buy winter roots and how to use carrots, beets (even for beet haters) and “what to do with that ugly celeriac.” The newsletter launched Monday with a recipe for Roman Tomato Soup.

Subscribe to The Veggie Monster here.


Lexington’s $35 prix fixe menu

Also just for January are Neighborhood Nights at The Lexington, one of Will Gilson’s three eateries in North Point’s Cambridge Crossing development. The deal: a three-course, $35 prix fixe menu that includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert every Tuesday through Sunday, or local baby greens salad; grilled steak, roast chicken or seared salmon; potatoes, fries, or vegetables; and ice cream or a slice of cake.

“It is cheap date night every night in January,” a representative of the restaurant said. “This menu is a great way to help support local restaurants during the winter months.”

The Lexington is at 100 N. First St., North Point.