Emmy Squared is now open in Plaza Midwood

Emmy Squared is now open in Plaza Midwood

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The New York pizza joint Emmy Squared opens its first North Carolina location today in Plaza Midwood.

The restaurant occupies a renovated 4,800-square-foot space at 1508 Central Ave., which was formerly home to a vintage and consignment store. It’s on the same stretch as Soul Gastrolounge and KiKi.

  • And already there’s a second Charlotte location planned for the Design Center in South End.

Details: Emmy Squared, started in Brooklyn in 2016, is known for its square-shaped, crispy-bottomed Detroit-style pizza and its signature burgers, one of which was named ‘#1 Best Burger in Nashville’ by The Tennessean.

  • Beyond Nashville and New York City, the popular brand also has locations in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Louisville.
  • “Emmy Squared is a small, neighborhood restaurant, which fits Midwood perfectly,” a spokeswoman tells us.

What to expect: The menu will have a variety of house-specialty pizzas, including the Colony, made with pepperoni, pickled jalapenos and honey; the Emmy, made with banana peppers, red onion, ranch and side sauce; and the MVP, made with house-made vodka sauce, red sauce and garlic parsley pesto. Gluten-free options are also available.

      (courtesy of Emmy Squared)

      Zoom out: The building is in a stretch of Plaza Midwood that’s rapidly changing, including the upcoming transformation of the 12-acre Central Square property and the overhaul of the old Post Office building. [Go deeper]

      • Emmy Squared also joins a growing list of major national restaurant names to expand into Charlotte. A few others include Snooze AM Eatery, Shake Shack, and The Eagle.

      Location/hours: Emmy Squared is located at 1508 Central Ave. and will be open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 5-10pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 5-11pm.

      Here’s a look around:

      Emmy Squared Interior Shot, Main dining room

      Emmy Squared Interior Shot, Main dining room

      Emmy Squared Interior Shot, back dining room/bar area

      There’s a bar area in the back of the restaurant.

      Emmy Squared Pizza

      Emmy Squared’s “Colony” pizza.

      Emmy Squared Eggplant Parm

      The Eggplant Parm is a must-try.

      1508 Central Avenue (courtesy of Charles Thrift)

      Editor’s note: We first published this story on Jan. 13 and updated it Sept. 8.

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