Championing the evolution of the food industry

Championing the evolution and trends of the food industry. Always stretching and growing to bring Rochester the food we love from sources we discover, and to create casual, fun, neighborhood spaces in which to enjoy it all.

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anna is bananas for art

You may have read about her in Med City Beat and see her quickly moving up the ladder of artistic fame but did you know she started out working for ZZest Cafe! Here's a fun little conversation we had with our very own Anna Banana (well her Dad's Anna...

wacko for tony packo’s

Thanks to an old friend Paul McDonald, and ZZest Market most of our places serve Tony Packo pickles, and everyone LOVES them! They started out on the shelves of the market after Paul suggested we try the never heard of before, pickles, from Toledo Ohio.  ...

the patios are now OPEN

That's right our patios, are open and ready to roll! We scrambled this year with our spring clean up! It snowed and then jumped right into summer, no spring. And for us, there's much more to opening our patios than wiping off the tables. We started with...

Get some STAFF FACTS: Lucas Kappers

Just the facts and then some. Q- When did you start cooking? A- I started at Catering by Design as a cashier and worked my way to cooking. Jeff Windt told me to head to the cities and learn all I could so I did. I worked at Bar Lagrassa and then at Marin...

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