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