Red Velvet Fried Chicken

WHERE: American Cupcake (1919 Union St., San Francisco)
No, this isn’t a late night tale of the munchies gone wrong, this is Southern cuisine on steroids. Using buttermilk as the common ingredient, San-Fran’s American Cupcake creates the unexpected. First, they marinate the chicken in red velvet batter, then toss it in toasted red velvet cupcake crumbs, and then send it off to the deep fryer. Cream cheese infused mashed potatoes keep the dish company. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?