Philly’s First Emmy Squared Will Appeal to Pretty Much Everyone

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The Brooklyn import brings a menu of thick, cheesy Detroit-style pizza and stacked burgers on pretzel buns. Thick, cheesy Detroit-style pizza, double-patty burgers on pretzel buns, waffle fries smothered in bacon, ranch, and chile pimento cheese — what’s not to like? Brooklyn-born Emmy Squared opens its first Philly location Friday, October 11, with a menu of upgraded American favorites, plus a full bar. The expanding chain joins the already noteworthy lineup of restaurants in the Queen Village neighborhood, setting up in the new Queen boutique hotel at Fifth and Bainbridge.

The majority of the menu is pizza, with classic options like the margarita with burrata and basil and the roni supreme with pepperoni and Calabrian chilies building up to more unusual varieties, like the only-sold-in-Philly Tony Luke Jr. It’s a play on a roast pork sandwich with broccoli rabe, roasted garlic, bacon, hot peppers, and provolone.

The burger Emmy Squared is known for, dubbed Le Big Matt, goes for a hefty $19 but has some weight to it, with two grass-fed beef patties, American cheese, pickles, sauce, and a side of waffle fries.

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