Zaw artisan pizza opens today

Posted on April 10th, 2010 by Sara Willy

After a few months of preparation, Zaw artisan pizza is opening its new Upper Queen Anne location, at 1635 Queen Anne Ave. N., at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, April 10.

This it the fourth Seattle store for co-owners Greg Waring and Greg Scott, who decided to open a bake-at-home pizza joint that focused on seasonal, local and organic food and drink after years in the restaurant and consulting business.

“Zaw was our mid-life crisis,” Waring said. “If it doesn’t have a bit of soul, it doesn’t go into a bite of Zaw.”

Greg and Greg opened up the new shop yesterday for training, creating a few practice pizzas for Queen Anne-ers free of charge. They will also be extending their hours for this particular location based on community feedback (2 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 2 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday).

“We had a lot of Queen Anne residents who were driving to Ballard or South Lake Union,” Waring said. “We got a lot of requests. So when this location became available, we snapped it up.”

Zaw is using the opening of the Queen Anne location to introduce a number of new products, including bake-at-home cookies (in classic chocolate chip or double decadent chocolate), as well as new local drinks, wines and beers.

Every Zaw pizza has the option of whole-wheat or gluten-free crust, and is wrapped in a cardboard circle with plastic wrap and baking instructions (10 minutes to cook), reducing the pizza box waste by 3/4.