What's On Tap? WINE!!

When you ask the question, 'What's on tap?' at Kitchen ZINC, you might get an answer thats a bit longer than you expected. Not only do we 6 craft beers, but we also have 6 delicious draft wines! 

Did you know about our draft wine system at Kitchen ZINC? If not, here’s a few reasons why you need to join us for a glass of wine soon. 



1.  It was one of the first draft wine systems in Connecticut. 
    Yup, that's right! We were one of the first restaurants to install this system and we are so happy that since then, other restaurants have also made the move to tap a keg, of wine :)

2. There are 6 different wines, all poured for you at the proper temperture.
    Our cooler for the kegs has been set to the proper temperature for each kind of wine to allow you to truly experience the flavors. A common misconception is that the proper temperature to serve red wine is at room temperature. While this isn't wrong, the best temperature to pour a glass of red is between 60-70 degrees. White wine should be between 45-55 degrees.


3. It’s Green!
    Kegs offer a 96% reduction in carbon footprint compared to wine poured from bottles over 20 years. Just one stainless steel keg sequesters the same amount of CO2 as 28 trees! Plus, each keg put into service saves 2,340 lbs of trash from the landfill over its lifetime. -trywineontap.com


4. It’s always fresh!
    You don’t need to worry about wondering if that bottle has been opened too long or if the wine has been oxidized. The last glass of wine is as fresh as the first glass of wine! 


On tap right now we have

Elki Cellars ‘Gotham Project’ / Sauvignon Blanc / Elqui Valley, Chile
NXNW / Chardonnay / Columbia Valley, Washington

Empire Builder, ‘Sabine’ / Provence, France

GSM / Hahn, California
Frico Rosso Toscano / Scarpetta/ Italy
Cabernet / Pacific Standard ‘Gotham Project’, California


Enjoy a glass, a 1/2 carafe, or a full carafe of any of these fabulous wine. We even have nightly specials featuring our draft wine!

Wine Wednesday | Cicchetti and 1/2 Carafe
Pick any 3 cicchetti & pair with a 1/2 carafe of our draft wine 24

So come to Kitchen ZINC and ask 'What's on tap?'  


Pizza and Beer : KZ Hawaiian and Sea Hag IPA

Pizza and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly. Why not make sure you're pairing the right beer with the right pie. We're here to help! The next time you're at Kitchen ZINC, which we hope is very soon, why not order the KZ Hawaiian and a Sea Hag IPA.


Our spin on a classic Hawaiian pizza, we replace the ham with some delicious Smoked Chicken and Anouille Sausage. A hint of spice from Pickled Jalapeños and the sweetness from Pineapple are the perfect flavor combination. Not to mention, delicious, bubbly, melty, mozzarella cheese.

So why do we think you should pair this with NEBCO's Sea Hag IPA? First, it's named after a ghostly apparition that reportedly skirts the shores of New Haven harbor searching for her lost-at-sea husband. Next, the citrus, fruity nose and a crisp floral finish won't over power the flavors from the pizza, but in fact, compliment them perfectly. When deciding what beer to pair with your KZ Pie, you want a beer that is is well balanced with flavor and not too heavy. Sea Hag has a nice blend of malts (Pilsner, Munich, and Crystal) that leave this IPA crisp and refreshing. 


Some come for a pint and a pie. Ask any one of our servers or bartender to help you pair the perfect beer with your pizza! 

New Fall Cocktails!

Sweater weather is here! With the cold weather appraoching, we’re switching up the cocktail menu at KZ to bring you some warming elixirs. 



Fall Fashioned
James E. Pepper Rye Whiskey | Pear Simple Syrup | Bitters

There's no better cold weather cocktail than an Old Fashioned. It typical Kitchen ZINC fashion, we have made a house-made Pear Simple Syrup to bring out the fall flavors in this drink. 





Aperol Spritz
Aperol | Prosecco | Club Soda

Aperol is definitely a staff favorite at Kitchen ZINC and we think that it’s perfect aperitif all year round! The sweet and bitter oranges they use and the infusion of herbs, the recipe for this liqueur has been the same since the beginning. Paired with a little bubbles and you have a classic cocktail! 




Autumn Margarita
Azteca Azul Agave Silver Tequila | Cointreau | Fall Spiced Blood Orange | Fresh Lime Juice

A simple margarita with a bold Blood Orange flavor. 


Oaxaca Mule
Mezcal | Ginger Beer | Fresh Lime Juice | Agave 

A spin on a classic Moscow Mule, the smokiness of the Mezcal adds a layer of complexity and is the perfect addition to this cocktail to warm you on those chilly nights. 



To Russia and Back
Chopin Vodka | Wild Moon Cranberry Liqueur | Downeast cider 

A spin on a classic summer cocktail, this Vodka drink brings a level of Cranberry that will leave you wanting more. A splash of Downeast cider with the Wild Moon Cranberry Liqueur, you'll want to recreate this cocktail at home and have it as your Thanksgiving Signature Drink! 









Espresso Martini
Tia Maria | Vanilla Vodka | Espresso

Delicious, a tad sweet, and the perfect pick me up when you feel yourself wanting to take nap after having that 5th piece of pizza. 


We’re excited for these cocktails and you’ll be able to enjoy them tomorrow night at Kitchen ZINC.

Let's Have Party

Have you thought about your holiday party plans yet? If the holiday season seems like it’s far away, think again!


Have you considered Kitchen ZINC Artisan Pizza and Bar? We’ve hosted many successful events including Rehearsal Dinners, Company Socials, Meetings, Birthday Parties, Wedding Receptions, Family Reunions, Graduation Parties, New Year's Eve Parties, Holiday Parties and we are ready to help with your event! 


Guests love the relaxed atmosphere and central location in Downtown New Haven. Your group can enjoy a buffet of selected pizzas, charcuterie and cheeses, and salads. We offer a full bar including bottled wines, draft wine, and craft beers. Bring your iPod and plug into our stereo system so you and your friends can dance or bring your audio equipment for speeches and toasts. Drop off your decorations and allow us to turn our event space into your event space. There are still available dates over the next few months and would love to assist you with your holiday plans!


Instead of having everyone over to your house, have them at ours! Let us take care of the cooking and cleaning so you can enjoy the party too!


For more information: contact Elizabeth Ciarlelli at 203-624-0507 ext 2 or email elizabethciarlelli@zincfood.com