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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sam's Chowder Mobile Makes Its Maiden Voyage to S.F.

Posted By on Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Surprise, surprise: Seafood on our doorstep.
  • Surprise, surprise: Seafood on our doorstep.
Here at SFoodie, we never know what we'll find in front of our offices: gentlemen peeing, flaming bags of excrement. This morning it was chowder.

Today marked the first foray into S.F. for Sam' Chowder Mobile, the movable arm of Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay. Since its tires hit the pavement last month, the fire-truck-red food truck has kept to the Peninsula and South Bay for private events. But Catholic Healthcare West hired Sam's to cater lunch for 150 in China Basin today: lobster rolls, fish tacos, fish and chips, chowder, crab Louie. The van is tricked out with two deep-fryers, burners, and a coffee urn filled with chowder. Imagine our surprise to see it outside our editorial offices.

Mobile operations director Juan Hurtado told SFoodie the company is still working on getting permits (majorly pricey here in the city) to park on publicly owned pavement -- no telling when that'll happen. Meantime, if you're planning to hit the Eat Real Festival in Oakland next month, you just might be able to score a bowl of peripatetic chowder.

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