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Dining News: Why Bacon & Butter Still Hasn't Opened


Bacon & Butter, the beloved midtown brunch spot by chef Billy Zoellin, boldly predicted that it would open its new Tahoe Park location by Father's Day when it closed its original location in May.

Since then, a number of factors have kept Bacon & Butter from opening. According to Chris Macias in the Sac Bee, those reasons include:

Permitting Delays: "A familiar saga for Sacramento restaurateurs, [Bacon & Butter] has been bogged down in the permitting process and unforeseen construction issues."

Unexpected Construction Needs: "Zoellin found the bathrooms at Phu’s weren’t compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, so he had new bathrooms constructed in a different part of the restaurant. He also found that the kitchen hood was manipulated improperly by the previous owners and would have to be replaced."

Health Issues: "An architect Zoellin hired suffered a heart attack."

Read the entire article in the Sac Bee.

Now, Zoellin says they'll be open this month. Some things are worth the wait. Given what I've eaten at Bacon & Butter, I trust that this wait will be worth it.

If you've missed seeing Zoellin while they've been closed, he was interviewed recently by News 10 for National Sandwich Month.

VIDEO: National Sandwich Month - August is National Sandwich Month! For those who want to pay tribute to one of the most popular food items, be sure to check out the amazing creations offered by Executive Chef Billy Zoellin owner of the popular restaurant, Bacon and Butter. Mellisa Paul on News 10.

Whenever it opens, Bacon & Butter will be located at 5913 Broadway, and can be found online at

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In regards to Bacon and Butter- if you look back at your previous posts I stated this move was a terrible idea.

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