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

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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 http://baconandbuttersac.com/.

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Dining News: 'Many People will be Delighted' at Roseville's Flame & Fire

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Roseville's Flame & Fire, an all you can eat Brazillian steakhouse opened in June, and the Sac Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson gives the restaurant its first restaurant critic review.

The meat is roasted over an open flame and has that hearty, seared and charred kind of texture and flavor. Most of it is cooked in the medium to medium-well range. It is good food, but it does not compare to a high-quality rib-eye or buttery-tender filet mignon cooked to perfection (or specification) and served as the focal point of a well-organized plate.

If you are looking for that, a traditional steakhouse will be more to your liking. You can focus on a single dish and won’t feel obligated to eat beyond your comfort zone...

In the end, if you’re the right kind of person – a hearty eater looking for something a little different and only slightly exotic – you’re going to be a fan of Flame and Fire.

Read the entire review in the Sac Bee.

I had not paid a visit to the place yet, but coincidentally, in the last week, I made plans with friends to give the place a try in the near future. I'll let you know how it goes.

Flame & Fire is located at 963 Pleasant Grove Blvd. in Roseville and can be found online at http://www.flameandfire.com/.

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Bacon & Butter set to reopen this month in Tahoe Park - Flapjack fanatics, mark your calendars: The highly anticipated new Tahoe Park location of Bacon & Butter—chef-owner Billy Zoellin’s beloved breakfast and lunch eatery previously located in midtown—is finally on track to open by the end of this month after receiving key permits from city inspectors. Stephanie Towne in Sactown Mag.

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Dining News: Opening of New Bacon & Butter Delayed Until 'Early August'

Bacon & Butter closed in mid-May in preparation for their move to 51st & Broadway. After several delays, they're not targeting an early August opening, they announced today to their e-mail list.

Although we had hoped our new home in the beautiful Tahoe Park neighborhood of Sacramento would be ready by Father's Day Weekend, the building just wasn't ready yet.

As you may know, when dealing with active construction and city permits, sometimes things don't always go according to schedule :) We want our restaurant to be a positive, long term contribution to our neighborhood, and to get things just right, we're looking at about another month before we're ready to open our doors.

When we have a firm reopening date, we'll be sure to announce it here and on our Facebook page, but we're aiming for early August.

I've followed enough restaurant openings that there always seem to be permit, construction or other issues that seem to take longer than expected. As a fan of Bacon & Butter, though, I'm sure it'll be worth the wait so we'll be able to enjoy them for not just brunch but dinner too.

Bacon & Butter will be located at 5913 Broadway, and can be found online at http://baconandbuttersac.com/.

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Dining News: Bacon & Butter Still Several Weeks From Opening New Location

Bacon & Butter, which closed its Midtown location in mid-May, had originally targeted Father's Day as the date they would open at their new Tahoe Park location.

Late last week, they provided an update on their timing, on Facebook.

Although we had hoped to be open by this weekend, based on the current construction and city estimates, we're still probably a few weeks away. That's the challenge of estimating dates when construction is happening  When we have a firm date, we'll definitely post it here and in our newsletter.

When the open, Bacon & Butter's new Tahoe Park location will be at 5913 Broadway.

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Dining News: Bacon & Butter to Close Midtown Location on Sunday

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In preparation for their move to Tahoe Park, beloved midtown brunch spot Bacon & Butter will close after Sunday's brunch service and reopen in Tahoe Park in June. Sactown Mag's Stephanie Towne has more:

[Owner & Chef Billy] Zoellin expects to have the Tahoe Park location (once a Chinese restaurant) up and running by Father’s Day...

In addition to increased seating capacity—Bacon & Butter will go from having 84 seats to 130, including the outdoor space—the move will afford Zoellin the opportunity to tender happy hour and dinner service for the first time. At dinner, diners can expect a frequently rotating farm-to-fork menu of dishes ranging from fresh pastas like gnocchi to juicy steaks to vegetarian options like chile relleno and eggplant Parmesan. “We’re going to be very vegetable-centered for dinner,” says Zoellin. “That’s really the premise of Bacon & Butter: it’s sourcing really good local, sustainable products from small farms that we like. I like to call it ‘California farm food.’ It’s humble, but playful.” Also, for the first time, beer and wine will be available, and those offerings will include a healthy representation of local brewers such as Track 7, New Helvetia and Ruhstaller.

Read the entire story in Sactown Mag.

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Celebrate Fat Tuesday at Bacon & Butter With All You Can Eat Pancakes

 

There are pancakes that you'd eat 'cause they're cheap or free, and there are ones that you want to eat. Bacon & Butter's pancakes fall into the later category, and on Tuesday, you can have all you can eat for only $10 in celebration of Fat Tuesday.

Bacon & Butter will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is located at 1119 21st St.


Dining News: Bacon & Butter on the Move

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Bacon & Butter, the daytime only restaurant on 21st helmed by chef Billy Zoellin, is getting ready to move to 59th & Broadway, reports the Sac Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson.

As best I can tell, the restaurant will replace Phu's Chinese Restaurant (pictured above, via Google Street View), which closed recently. Zoellin, per the Sac Bee report, plans to make improvements to the building.

But the really interesting tidbit of news is how close Bacon & Butter came to replacing Blackbird.

Zoellin said he had made an offer to buy Blackbird’s equipment and furnishings and take over the terms of the long-term lease. The deal had been accepted by Blackbird’s owner-chef Carina Lampkin and her step-father, attorney John Thacker, who was a co-owner who had made it clear he wanted out of the restaurant business.

Three days before Zoellin was set to close on the deal and sign papers, Lampkin had a change of heart, pulled out of the agreement and soon announced she was going to reopen Blackbird with new partners. We’ll have more on that in a separate blog post, coming soon...

Zoellin didn’t mince any words about how Lampkin conducted herself.

“I was a little heartbroken over it because it had gone so far along,” he said. “We put our money on the table, did our due diligence and could seethe light at the end of the tunnel. We were three days away from the closing and I got a call that Carina had changed her mind and was going to buy out her parents.”

The more I read about Lampkin, the less I'd want to give her any of my hard earned money. She laid off her staff when the restaurant closed via e-mail. She strung Zoellin along before she changed her mind. Maybe she has a different side of the story, but if she does, she's not telling it.

Read the entire post (with more about Blackbird's new concept) in the Sac Bee.

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