La Cuisine du Pavement

Street food from Chez Spencer

Street food from Chez Spencer. Photo by justinlim120.

French chef Laurent Katgely of Chez Spencer in San Francisco offers potato-garlic soup, curried frog legs, sauteed sweetbreads, escargot lollipops, and mushroom vol-au-vent out of a rehabbed camion de taco on the parking lot of Oil Can Henry’s quick lube shop. My hero!

Can you imagine one of our chefs doing the same? Maybe not, but if someone as prominent as Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene is interested in going mobile and even thinks about hiring a lobbyist, you can bet that Atlanta will start seeing some action in the near future. We’ve got plenty of lube shops and plenty of willing customers.

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