RAMBLINGS. RANTS. RUMORS.

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...

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...

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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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Our cap goes off to Kappers MILK

Kappers Big Red Barm has a herd of 35-50 happy, contented cows, content to give Hot Chip and Porch some happy, contented customers. That's what Kappers Big Red Barn's is all about, reaching more people and giving them the old fashion and real taste of...

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Seriously OBSESSED with this Cheese

Hey! ZZest Market here, Though the market is much smaller than the original ZZest Market there are still some seriously tasty items to choose from! My rule of thumb is if you are still thinking about a food days after you’ve eaten it, you better sit up and...

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GIADA’S AMARETTI CAKE

I have been thinking about this cake lately. It's been awhile since I've made it but, like most of Giada De Laurentiis' recipes, it is foolproof. I stocked up on amaretti cookies at the market. We carry Lazzaroni Amaretti for $12.95 a box. You won't need...

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