Emmy Squared Pizza Test

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Emmy Squared Pizza Test

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I was fortunate enough to be invited to a tasting for the highly anticipated sequel to Clinton Hill’s excellent pizzeria Emily. It’s scheduled to open within the next few weeks and when it does it is going to be a big deal. EMMY Squared will be located at 364 Grand Street in Williamsburg and the big feature will be square pizza. But this isn’t just your typical Sicilian pizza – it’s a variation made popular in Detroit. Check the pic above for an idea of what to expect from this new spot. 

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Detroit’s pizza roots can be traced back to Buddy’s, which opened in 1946. The pizza is square, baked in a pan, and has cheese burnt around the edges. Matt and Emily Hylan flew in a pizza from Buddy’s so we’d have a reference point for the tasting. That’s not to say they’re aiming to replicate Buddy’s, they just wanted to set out palates in the right place. 

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If what we ate at the tasting is any indication, we’re all in for a real treat when EMMY Squared opens its doors. I’ll see you there!

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