Don't get me wrong: there are many reasons why one should desire to be in San Francisco. It's cool, full of good burritos and fun people watching, and it's gorgeous. However, right now all of those reasons are being put to the side, because my wanderlust is fueled by one thing only: American Cupcake.
Per DailyCandy (where I discovered this wondrous place),
Despite the saccharine name, this is no kid’s birthday party venue. Decidedly 21-and-over fare includes pork sliders with Jack-and-Coke BBQ sauce and champagne cocktails with intriguing names like the Drunken Ballerina.
And if that didn't make you want to book a one-way ticket to the foggy city, let's just take a gander at the sweets menu (copied in its entirety below):
chocolate / vanilla / black & tan / tan & black / red velvet / lemon / coconut chocolate coconut / butterscotch / chocolate mint / bubblegum / cotton candy red hot / pixie stixTM / chocolate peanut butter / passion fruit
single | flight
Ice Cream or Old Fashioned Sundae
three twins chocolate, vanilla or coffee | all the fixins
cupcakes | ice cream | bananas | all the fixins
Mad Tea Party (serves 10) naked cupcakes loaded with ice cream, frosting, and all the fixins
classic chocolate | vanilla | red velvet
cone or big bowl
classic cherry red
frozen tequila lime| salted pretzel crust
soft chocolate cookie | caramel | salted peanuts
Red Velvet Bread Pudding
red velvet cake | housemade custard
Banana Nilla Pudding
banana pudding | nilla wafers | whipped cream
Root Beer Float
root beer | vanilla ice cream
coconut porter | vanilla ice cream
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Aren't you feeling the love, too? American Cupcake is located at 1919 Union Street in San Francisco, and will have its grand opening on May 1 at noon; find out more at americancupcake.com.