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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

xo, Evani



For most of our 7 years together, I wouldn't say Rob and I were very food adventurous. Rob is a standard meat and potatoes kind of guy, and his go-to meal is ALWAYS a burger and fries. But when college ended (and so did the top ramen meals), trying new food became a deep love of mine and now, I'd say our vacations are often centered on food adventures. While I wouldn't say the food scene is as extensive at San Francisco or L.A., Sacramento is moving up in the foodie world. The other night, Rob and I gave Thir13n a try (and I made sure they had a burger 😉 ).

GoodEats: Thir13een | Simply Evani

Thir13n, located on corner of 13th and H street in downtown Sacramento

Thir13n has a wonderfully simple menu, packed with great flavors and fresh, locally raised food. The blood orange granita that was served with my oysters was delightful and Rob raved about the burger. And for dessert, the chocolate molten cake was relentlessly rich and delicious. Their farm to table approach to food produces tastefully original meals and their 13 seater family style table really welcomes friends and family to enjoy food together. Personally, I am a huge patio-seating fan and Thir13en is the perfect place for that too. The chef and owner Adam Pechal was recently a contestant on ABC's the Taste which is really exciting for Sacramento area food! Overall, Thir13en was a wonderful dining experience and we can't wait to head back.

This weekend was really relaxed and easy. I got my hair done (which I'm so happy with, I'm waiting to share pictures until I can get an "after" shot to match my before one). I spent some time with my family, ate good food and may have had a glass of wine/sangria/beer at some point. How was your weekend?

Do you enjoy trying new restaurants? What's the strangest meal/dish you've ever tried?

Evani Signature


This weekend was a goody. Rob and I fell in love with a venue and visited my dream church, where we tentatively penciled our date in at both locations. I also had a really fun time at the bridal expo with my Mom and my sister. On Wednesday, I plan to share more about our wedding adventures this weekend so stay tuned! 🙂

I love few things in this world as much as I love brunch. I don't know if its the rebel in me (hah!) that loves eating breakfast for lunch or if it's just the relaxed atmosphere but I cannot get enough of a good brunch. So I was overjoyed to find this gem in Sacramento that serves up a brunch to die for!

Their banana bread french toast is absolutely incredible and their Porch house potatoes were spot on. Rob loved the chorizo omelette, and he's not even much of a breakfast or brunch person. And frankly I'm a total sucker for places that serve water in mason jars (am I so hipster or what?). The Porch also changes their menu frequently to reflect seasonal availability and local grown food, which is also good in my book. If you're ever in Sacramento, give me a heads up and we'll head to this Sactown treasure together!

Are you a fan of brunch? Tell me your favorite brunch spot or dish, I'd love to know!

Have a great start to your week!



Happy Thursday everyone!

I could not be ANY happier with the ladies that linked up with Let's Get Physical yesterday! Check them out here because they're all amazing (I promise) ! If you weren't able to join us for September, feel free to join us for the next link up on October 10th.

On our recent trip down south, we stayed with a good friend of ours that lives in Brentwood, close to the Santa Monica pier. He was such a gracious host and he definitely made sure we had a great time. We ate A LOT... I'll just let the picture speak for themselves.

Santa Monica Restaurants:

800 degrees - Like a Chipotle for pizza, you go down a line and create your own. AMAZING. Highly recommend the pesto sauce!

Diddy Riese -Cheapest ice cream cookie sandwich ever!

The Misfit - AMAZING Ahi Tuna and the best sea salt chocolate chip cookie I've ever had. They also do an endless mimosa brunch I'm definitely returning for!

Although I wish maybe I would've thrown in a morning jog or two, I don't regret any of the deliciousness posted above! Food is a big part of my life and I won't apologize for that. But I can only eat like that on vacations, eating such AMAZING food daily would not only hurt my fitness journey but my Rob's wallet too, eek!

I have NEVER had an Ahi Tuna Burger and I think my life was changed FOR-EH-VER. Do you have any recommendations of places where you love their ahi tuna burger??

In between all the food might've been a drink or two too. Let's just say 32 oz Cabo Cantina Margarita vs. Evani: Margarita-1 Evani-0. (32 oz is A LOT people. Trust me on this. Haha)

What are your favorite spots in Santa Monica? Have you ever been? If you haven't, I highly recommend it!

I can't believe it's almost Friday, YAY!