Street eats are exploding in San Francisco with the front page of the Chronicle’s FOOD section featuring the Crème Burlee Cart and other such ventures. Following the footsteps of Kogi in L.A. Chez Spencer on the Go (CSG) isn’t one of the non-licensed vendor but with a well known restaurant Chez Spencer as the backup. I heard someone call CSG “highbrow” taco eats. Supposedly they serve bites of affordable cheap French food.
I was actually looking for a bacon hot dog cart but I saw the truck about 1 block away from club 1015. There was no one at the time since it was only 1:30 am and opened until 3 am.
I ordered the $6 lobster and garlic aioli soup, two $2 escargot puffs, $11 foie gras torchon, $9 braised sweetbread with sherry. I’ve eaten at Chez Spencer and the veal was exactly like the restaurant; flavorful, juicy and still firm.
$30 from a “taco” truck
The escargot puffs and foie gras torchon was also delicious. The puff felt like a thousand layers of very butter VERY flakey puff pastry with herbs wrapped around one escargot. The foie gras was fatty and spreadable. The soup was completely bland, tasted like water with lobster shells.
Escargot Puffs / Foie Gras Torchon/ Veal Sweetbread
$30 for a drunk meal which was really more like a light appetizer. I could have eaten doubles of everything and still eat a bacon hot dog. I expected a better deal since it was a taco truck but looking back CSG is perfect if you want small luxuries in this economy, a $11 foie gras torchon is perfect. The cookies of the day were $1.50 each, I didn’t get any since Stella’s sells them by the pound.
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