Billy Zoellin, the chef formerly at The Golden Bear when it was featured on Food Network's Diners, Dives and Drive Ins, new restaurant is opening on May 21. Located on 21st between K and L streets, Bacon and Butter fills the space formerly occuped by short-lived mexican resturant Mezkal. Sac Press's Brandon Darnell has more:
Bacon and Butter, located in the same building as Club 21 at 1119 21st St., will serve breakfast, lunch and brunch in a space designed to make diners feel like they are in their grandmothers’ kitchens.
“The name came because I was thinking about what you do, and it’s your bread and butter,” the 28-year-old Zoellin said Tuesday. “And then I thought, ‘What’s better than bread?’ For me, the answer was bacon.”
In addition to The Golden Bear, Zoellin worked at The Kitchen and two restaurants run by local restaurateur Patrick Mulvaney.
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