I have to admit, I'm often the type of person to judge a book by its cover. Likewise, I feel drawn to restaurants with catchy names so Bacon and Butter definitely caught my eye!
Opened in Sacramento May 2013, owner and chef Billy Zoellin filled the need for a Sacramento hearty brunch spot for the bacon lovers in all of us. The 28-year-old chef created the perfect merger between Sacramento's farm-to-fork claim to fame, without the pretentiousness that "foodie-friendly" places are synonymous for. While the ambiance is definitely current and hip (complete with mason jar water glasses), it remains pleasantly understated and the food truly speaks for itself.
I had the pleasure of having the FGT benedict, complete with fried green tomato, bacon, arugula, tarragon hollandaise, and classic poached eggs. The fried green tomato had the perfect crunch to it and because of that I hardly noticed the lack of english muffin with my benedict (which I was pleased with, less carbs, the better!). Rob chose the Breakfast burger, complete with Bacon and Butter's famous beef patty ground with bacon, brie cheese, even more bacon, a sunny side up egg and a smoked aioli. He was more than pleased and trust me, it was every bit as good as it sounds.
Lastly, for the road we grabbed a pair of their Apricot and Bacon fritters, which looked like giant doughnut holes with bacon peeking out of them. Needless to say, I'm eternally grateful we didn't leave without them, they were incredible!
While we had no problems strolling in on a Saturday morning at 10 am, I've heard that Bacon and Butter's wait on a Sunday morning can be brutal so keep that in mind. But don't pass this Sacramento gem up, it's a must try!
If you're ever in Sacramento, call me up and we can share some apricot bacon fritters!
Bacon and Butter
1119 21st St
Sacramento, CA 95816
Hours: Tue-Sun 8 am - 2 pm