Bacon and Butter, the new brunch-focused restaurant by chef Billy Zoellin, opened over the weekend, reports Cathie Anderson in the Sac Bee.
Zoellin revealed that he's worked up recipes for blue corn dogs, chorizo and egg pancakes, and a fried green tomato salad made in the Caprese style. As for that blue corn dog, it gets its color from blue corn meal, and those tiny dark flecks are roasted pasilla peppers. Not all these items will be on the debut menu, he said. To get them, you'll have to keep coming back.
One perception Zoellin is trying to nix: "A lot of people think, 'Oh, Bacon and Butter, they are a greasy spoon, so you don't want to eat there too much.' We're actually quite the opposite. We'll have homemade biscuits and bacon, of course. But we'll also have things you can eat every day, like oatmeal made from scratch and muesli."
The 28-year-old Zoellin expects a crowd Sunday, and although he plans to regularly close at 2:30 p.m., he'll stay open until everyone gets a meal. Zoellin said he'll be operating with temporary registers because his checkout system won't arrive for a couple of weeks.
Bacon and Butter will be closed today to determine what went right during their opening and what improvements need to be made, but the restaurant is expected to reopen on Tuesday.
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