Bacon and Butter
Sacramento, CA 95820 916-346-4445
When Billy Zoellin moved his breakfast emporium from midtown to Tahoe Park in 2014, he landed a bigger spot—a former Chinese restaurant, now completely renovated into a cool space resembling a spare version of an old-time diner—with room to stretch out. The newer Bacon & Butter, an instant hit with locals from the neighborhood and beyond, boasts 40 more seats than the original location, serves beer, wine and cocktails (which it didn’t in its previous space), and plans to add a happy hour in the future. 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 flapjacks that many consider the best in town, or a monstrous grilled cheese Benedict on tender challah—there’s a lot more to the restaurant, including the recent 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.
Neighborhood: Tahoe Park