Kitchen Zinc: A Safe Bet for Good Pizza

I first went to Kitchen Zinc in the spring of 2012, a few months before I moved back to New Haven. It’s not the best place in New Haven for pizza, but if it was located in almost an other town it probably would be.

On this particular night, I couldn’t feed my cat because he was having a procedure the next day.  I felt extremely guilty and opted to eat dinner out. As luck would have it, I hit the Happy Hour deal and got the special Tomato Pie and a beer for $12!

kitchen-zincThe pizza looked delicious, as it always does, although a this particular pie was a little greasy. Other than tomato and mozzarella cheese, this creation included roasted garlic, basil pesto, mozzarella, fontina, and was topped with herb salad. To be honest, I didn’t notice the basil pesto.

While the Tomato Pie didn’t disappoint, I wish there had been more mozz and less fontina. Also I think arugula or spinach would have been a better choice over the salad, which wound up getting stuck in my teeth.

There are other pizza styles I like better at Kitchen Zinc, but this one was still a good dinner. And for a $7 Happy Hour special, what a deal!

Bonesse’s in North Haven: A Hidden Gem

It was my birthday weekend, and I wanted to try a pizza place I had not been to before. After a bit of research, I found Bonesse’s, which is only a couple of miles from my house and rated 4 stars on Google. I decided to be a minimalist and ordered a plain cheese.

The restaurant was located in a shopping plaza that had clearly seen better days. It looked more like a location you would find a parts store for industrial equipment than a good pizza joint.

On walking in, it was clear that Bonesse’s has not been renovated in quite a long time, and the tiny area to dine in seemed very awkward. I was glad to be getting take out.

The pizza smelled very good on the drive home and I was excited to open the box. Finally, I got home and popped the top—it looked as good as it smelled! It was hard to resist taking a slice long enough to get a good photo.

Bonesse's

I’m happy to report the pizza tasted as good as it looked and smelled. The crust was thin, but not as paper thin as other famous New Haven pizza, and that’s fine by me. The sauce had nice Italian flavors, such as fresh oregano. The mozzarella cheese quality was very good, although not as high as other restaurants in the New Haven area.

All things considered, I would order take out from Bonesse’s again.

Pizza flavored Pringles: as bad as it sounds

In honor of this new venture, I was inspired to purchase a can of Pizza flavored Pringles at CVS. I knew they would be bad, but I was curious to see how bad.pringlespizza

My first thought was… Where’s the pizza flavoring? Do you need to eat more than one at a time? I upped the ante to three chips. A tinge of pizza flavor was detected, mostly tomato. In a blind taste test, I don’t think very many people would identify these chips as pizza flavored.

The appearance of the chips was perhaps the best part. I admire the seemingly random spray patterns of tomato flavoring, leaving the untouched areas to represent cheese.

Overall, I can’t recommend this chip. If you want to buy a can of Pringles there are better flavors. If you want pizza, eating this “pizza flavored” snack is not going to satisfy your craving.