I’ve been a big fan of Spencer Day since the first time I heard him sing in 2003 when he joined the cast of Gold Rush! a non-profit event I produced for the Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center. Then as now, his passion for music and song is really hard to put into words.  Spencer is a modern jazz singer and songwriter who has released four albums. His latest release “Daybreak” has reached number 20 on the Billboard charts and is a tribute to music of the 60’s. He’s currently working on a concept song cycle album about Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Spencer Day

Spencer Day

TARC Benefit, 2003 Artwork  / Matthew Benedict

TARC Benefit, 2003 Artwork / Matthew Benedict

Spencer answers my foodie questionnaire here:

What is your favorite dessert?

Really good chocolate mousse but I’m more of a savory/salty person.

What restaurant would you call home?

Probably Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY. Anytime I’m in Hudson I go there. The staff are great and super friendly.

What is the strangest or most inspiring thing you’ve ever eaten?

The first time I was in Cleveland I had a deep fried pickle. Not something you’d think of as inspiring but it was really amazing.

What was your favorite breakfast cereal as a kid?

Definitely Captain Crunch.

What is your favorite food to pig-out on after the club?

If it’s at a restaurant, truffle oil on fries. If I’m at home popcorn. Really, truffle oil on anything!