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Batter Up (Outer Mission / Excelsior District, San Francisco)

Melanie Wong | Dec 20, 201407:27 PM

Word of Batter Up’s opening was mentioned here in 2011,
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7793...

Batter Up features an extensive menu of battered and deep-fried savory and sweet items. They can even be combined on a single stick. A few weeks ago I tasted a few things from this walk-up window.

Pepper Jack Cheese, $2 – Remarkable for the stretchy, chewy string of melted cheese that could be tugged with each bite.

Smoked Bratwurst, $3.75 – Not a bad sausage, but the mild flavor and coarse ground texture sort of gets lost in the mass of cornmeal batter.

Louisiana Hot, $3.75 – Tasted like an Evergood hot to us, and this was the best of the lot with enough intensity to stand out above the batter coating.

Oreos, 3/$2.00 – Maybe the extra crunch to the chocolate sandwich cookies is kind of interesting. But melting the filling, Oreos’ best feature, by frying is not an improvement.

Kitkat, 2/$2.00 – Most interesting comment on this candybar was, “If you left Kitkats on the dashboard on a hot day, the insides of these is what you’d end up with.”

What have you tried at Batter Up?

While I have to give Batter Up points for dipping and frying to order, as well as the many choices on the menu, the battered portion is pretty neutral. Also, it’s not crunchy so it doesn’t really matter that much that it’s not made in advance and kept under a heat lamp. Yet, Batter Up manages to bring back childhood memories of carnival rides and country fairs and with its quick and inexpensive snacks. And that alone makes this a fun stop.

Batter Up
888 Geneva Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 205-6032
http://batterupsf.blogspot.com/
To-go only

P. S. My favorite is still Uncle Bill’s Gourmet Corn Dogs, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/321878 .

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