Sacramento, CA 95820
When chef Billy Zoellin moved his breakfast emporium from midtown to Tahoe Park in 2014, he landed a bigger spot—a former Chinese restaurant, now completely ren-
ovated into a cool space resembling a spare version of an old-time diner—with room to stretch out. Bacon & Butter 2.0 was an instant hit with locals from the neighborhood and beyond, boasting 25 more seats than the original location, and serving beer, wine and cocktails, which it didn’t in its previous space. (Flapjack fans, rejoice—a new location opened in East Sacramento in February.) While the restaurant’s breakfast staples definitely feature a lot of its namesake bacon and butter—think biscuits with bacon gravy, fried sage and more bacon on top, or the fluffy pancakes that we consider the best in town, or a monstrous grilled cheese Benedict on tender challah—there’s a lot more to the restaurant, including the Billy club with roasted chicken breast, jalapeño aioli, bacon and avocado on the ever-changing “lunchish” menu. It’s no surprise then—at least on weekends—B&B often attracts lines out the door. Trust us, it’s worth the wait.