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Philadelphia Welcomes Emmy Squared Pizza to Queen Village

By Carissa Dunlap | October 11, 2019 | Food & Drink


The telling characteristics of a Detroit-style pizza is as follows: thick dough baked in a deep pan; melted, caramelized cheese; and stripes of red sauce ladled on top prebake. The catch? You don’t have to visit Detroit to get a taste. This month, New York-based pizzeria and burger shop Emmy Squared opened in Queen Village, and will serve cheesy slices of the square pie daily. “We wanted the new spot to have its own unique slant, so we based the pizza at Emmy Squared on our favorite type of pizza to eat at home—square pizza that’s cooked in a pan for a cheesy, crispy edge and airy middle,” says Emily Hyland, owner of Emmy Squared, of the inspiration behind the restaurant’s Zagat-rated pie. Since opening her first location in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2016 with co-owner Matt Hyland, the shop has grown tremendously when it comes to geography, with locations in East Village; Nashville, Tenn.; and a new spot on the Upper East Side expected to open November. But this is the brand’s first in Philly. “Philadelphia made a lot of sense for us due to the proximity to New York. It’s a great city rich in history, and the food scene is getting better all the time,” says Howard Greenstone, who joined forces with Hyland as a partner in 2017. Taste signature pies like the Colony, a mix of mozzarella, Ezzobrand pepperoni, pickled jalapenos, honey and red sauce, but also keep an eye out for some classic Philly twists. 632 S. Fifth St., 267.551.3669,