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Candied Bacon 'Clotheslines,' 40-Ounce Shakes Star At Killer B In Norwalk

Partner Greg Pettinella has high hopes for Killer B in Norwalk. Partner Greg Pettinella has high hopes for Killer B in Norwalk.
Partner Greg Pettinella has high hopes for Killer B in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
Killer B of Norwalk offers up burgers served on grilled cheese sandwiches. Killer B of Norwalk offers up burgers served on grilled cheese sandwiches.
Killer B of Norwalk offers up burgers served on grilled cheese sandwiches. Photo Credit: Julie Webel
Greg Pettinella has high hopes for Killer B, SoNo's newest restaurant in Norwalk. Greg Pettinella has high hopes for Killer B, SoNo's newest restaurant in Norwalk.
Greg Pettinella has high hopes for Killer B, SoNo's newest restaurant in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
Bacon is the star at Killer B in Norwalk, where you can order a clothesline of three- to 10-pieces of candied goodness. Bacon is the star at Killer B in Norwalk, where you can order a clothesline of three- to 10-pieces of candied goodness.
Bacon is the star at Killer B in Norwalk, where you can order a clothesline of three- to 10-pieces of candied goodness. Photo Credit: Julie Webel
Killer B features supershakes, including a 40-oz. variety for two. Killer B features supershakes, including a 40-oz. variety for two.
Killer B features supershakes, including a 40-oz. variety for two. Photo Credit: Julie Webel
Killer B is now open for business in this space on Norwalk's busy Washington Street. Killer B is now open for business in this space on Norwalk's busy Washington Street.
Killer B is now open for business in this space on Norwalk's busy Washington Street. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

NORWALK, Conn. — Killer B, a new South Norwalk eatery that opened its doors this week, is a burger bar — but with a twist.

“I call it a burger bar on steroids,” business partner Greg Pettinella said with a smile.

One look at the menu and, well, he might just have something there.

Based on the trendy burgers-bourbon-beer trifecta that’s become all the rage in recent years, Killer B kicks it up a notch with bacon.

The restaurant features a “clothesline” of bacon similar to a sampling of beer or wine. Patrons can choose from a flight of three flavors — bourbon, butterscotch, fire, honey or orange — or go whole hog with the 10-piece selection for the table.

The 10 burgers on the menu range from country style with barbecue sauce and corn salad to the SoNo Sunrise, featuring avocado and a fried egg, to the Queen B with candied bacon and provolone.

You can turn the last into a Killer B, which replaces the conventional bun with two bacon grilled cheese sandwiches.

The dessert menu includes cheesecake and fried bacon-covered Oreos, as well as a 40-ounce “supershake” built for two.

Getting the steroids part yet?

Pettinella, who grew up in a pizzeria-owning family in the Naugatuck Valley, has been in the restaurant business for more than 30 years, opening Hard Rock Cafes and Wahlburgers across the country.

Killer B will be unique in another way: The 105-seat restaurant will share a kitchen and restrooms with Johnny Utah’s — of country music and mechanical bull fame — next door. In fact, customers can stop for dinner at Johnny Utah’s and then pop in to Killer B for a signature cocktail or a late-night dessert.

For the record, Killer B also offers veggie burgers, salads, fresh fruit and other options for those looking for a little lighter fare.

Pettinella believes the over-the-top character and quality ingredients of Killer B will appeal to locals.

“I think it’s going to be a good addition to the neighborhood,” he said.

Killer B is at 80 Washington St. It’s open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Visit @killerburgerandbacon for more information.

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