Situated across from the historic New Haven Green, in the heart of the city’s shopping district, ZINC offers up its unique style of Modern American Food for both lunch and dinner. Since opening it’s doors in September of 1999, ZINC’s modern interpretation of “American Food” has firmly established it in New Haven’s burgeoning restaurant scene.
Kitchen ZINC is about the ingredients. Just like its sister restaurant, ZINC, the newest restaurant from owners Denise Appel and Donna Curran will focus on local, sustainable and fresh ingredients. For nearly a year, the owners have been developing their new concept to bring feel-good comfort food to New Haven in a way that is good for them too. The idea-artisan pizza.
So what exactly is artisan pizza? An Artisan, for anyone who doesn’t know, is defined as a skilled worker who practices a trade or handicraft-in other words, a craftsman. By defining Kitchen ZINC as artisan pizza we are taking our years of knowledge, award-winning skills and relationships with local farms in an attempt to create the perfect pie.
At Kitchen ZINC, we believe ingredients taste the way they should. That is why we will use products that are carefully grown and created from other artisans. We have selected local farms and vendors who take as much care in their work as we do. We want every pie we make to seamlessly melt wholesome flavor with impeccable quality. That is why we have turned to so many farms and vendors we have come to depend on for fresh, Connecticut ingredients. From locally made sausage, to goat cheese, to fresh vegetables and more, each pie we create for our guests will be made with the best ingredients.
Kitchen ZINC is a complete change from its predecessor. Along with the entirely new artisan pizza concept, it’s also undergoing a complete facelift inside and out. The colors have all changed, the bar has been moved and made bigger, new environmentally friendly materials are being used and the patio is enjoying a refresh too.