Contrary to popular belief, butter's only marginally negative effect on the human heart is the result of its ventricles swelling with excitement. Forget fried-food naysayers and follow your ticker with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $24 worth of buttered, fried, and microwaved cuisine at Butter, featured by SF Weekly as the area's Best White-Trash Diner. This Groupon is good only during happy hours (6 p.m.–10 p.m.) Thursday through Saturday and all night on Sundays.
Butter's menu serves up the kind of delights that would still be fixtures on the daily American menu if not for fad diets or modern nutritional science. Chili and cheese slathered over Fritos––dubbed affectionately the Frito Pie ($4)––is a popular snack as is the deep-fried PB&J ($3). Pasta options include mac 'n' cheese ($3) and its crispy cousin, deep-fried mac 'n' cheese ($5), which is fat-free thanks to a cleansing, 360-degree oil bath. And if you finish your Beanie Weenies—cocktail franks and beans in hickory sauce ($4)—you can have a twinkie deep-fried in crushed graham crackers for dessert ($3). All dishes come garnished with the recommended daily allowance of irony and sit better with a white-trash driver, a drink combining vodka and Sunny-D ($8 for the 10 oz., $10 for the 16 oz.).
Standing out from its trendy SOMA Club Corridor neighbors like a cinder-blocked El Camino in the Daytona 500, Butter packs a full schedule of regular events, including "Dirty Disco House Thursdays" and Sunday-night karaoke. Rock, ’80s, pop, and mash-up music mingles in the air with black-velvet Elvis art and the smell of deep-fried treats emanates from the trailer kitchen (built inside an actual trailer).
SF Weekly hailed Butter as the Best White-Trash Diner:
- If you're tired of swanky speakeasies and clubs with dress codes, come on down and enjoy some wholesome, all-American, artery-clogging, trailer-park fun at Butter. – SFweekly.com
Featured on Travel Channel's Feed the Beast and hailed as the area's Best White Trash Diner by SF Weekly, Butter reunites patrons with deep-fried and microwaveable specialties reminiscent of afterschool indulgences. The full bar and restaurant pairs its premium well drinks and 16-ounce tall cans with dishes including tater tots, mini corn dogs, and deep-fried pog slammers. Chefs infuse cocktails with grape and strawberry sodas, and pillage a pantry to turn up desserts including twinkies and deep-fried peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. In the midst of glowing beer signs and traditional bar décor, a Winnebago emerges from the wall guided by neon headlights. Against this backdrop, Butter hosts a regular array of themed parties such as retro Fridays, house music Saturdays, and karaoke Sundays.