Bacon and Butter: Go for the Burger


Chef Billy Zoellin’s highly anticipated Bacon and Butter 2.0 is now open in Tahoe Park, and there has been a long line out the door (and a hefty wait time) on each of my visits. And while I’ve tried many exciting, memorable dishes at this hot new establishment, Zoellin’s burger may just take the cake. The menu changes frequently, so I can’t promise you’ll find the same version when you drop in, but I have enjoyed both a lunch version (embellished with thick-sliced bacon, arugula, and tiny, crisp shallot rings) and a breakfast version, topped with a sunnyside-up egg. What makes this menu item distinctive? Not only is the beef ground with . . . wait for it . . . bacon, but the plump patty is expertly cooked and is served up on a soft, grippable challah bun—a serious treat for burger aficionados.