krust Woodfired Pizza & Bourbon Bar - NoRA Middletown, CT
Today was the opening of krust, located in the NoRA neighborhood of Middletown, just a couple blocks away from my apartment. Owners Kevin and Rich have spent a lot of time to get the details right. There is a huge assortment of liquors, mainly Bourbon. They also have a really nice selection of Draught and bottled beers.
The pizzas are cooked in a beautiful wood burning oven. Temps range from 600 to 800 degrees and the pies cook in 1 - 3 minutes!!
I took a seat at the bar, right in front of the oven. After I had ordered the person next to me told me that they were friends of the owners. We had a great conversation about Middletown, and how great it is here. (It really is a vibrant food destination) Both of the owners came over and spoke to me. I really felt at home here.
I ordered the Brussels; Fresh Garlic, Fresh Mozzarella, Parmesan, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Onion, EVOO, & Sea Salt.
The crust was perfectly cooked, and had a nice chew. The sweetness of the onions was a nice balance to the bitterness of the sprouts. All of the ingredients tasted fresh, and the Sea Salt brought it all together.
I also had one of their specialty cocktails. It was Bourbon with Ginger beer and a few other ingredients. Their drink menu is enormous, about five times the size of their food menu.
In addition to Specialty Pies, you can create your own Pizza from a selection of fresh and cooked toppings. They also offer Salads. And for dessert, an ever changing selection of NoRA Cupcakes from next door.
I wish Rich and Kevin the best of luck. I will definitely be a regular here.
For more information you can follow them on Twitter, @krustpizzabar Like them on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/krustpizzabar Or check out their website, http://www.krustpizzabar.com/ But the best way to know how great this place is, would be to stop down in NoRA and grab a pie.