Thursday, June 30, 2016

Pizza Smackdown: Detroit vs. New York City

The Detroit Free Press didn't take too kindly to the recent New York Post op-ed about the new Detroit pizza joint out in Brooklyn called Emmy Squared that described it as "the new hipster horror." Damian and I went and thought the pizza was divine, despite the fact that there's nary a mention of the Motor City elsewhere in the joint, much less on the menu. (No Faygo Red Pop, no Vernor's, no Sanders desserts!) The Lou-Wow (sauce, mozzarella, spicy pineapple and ham) was absolutely to-die-for, and the Deluxe (sauce, mozzarella, sausage, peppers, mushrooms) was great, too. If you're not familiar with Detroit pizza -- a kinder piece in The Post described it pretty well -- Emmy Squared is definitely a good place to get indoctrinated. Let's hope the joint lasts longer than Motor City, the Lower East Side watering hole that really was just like being on 8 Mile minus the bullet in the head! 

1 comment:

Mark, née Fuzz said...

Some New Yorkers can be awfully snobby about all things New York. It's not that one is better than the other. They're just different. There's room for both. Maybe New York hipsters have embraced the style, but Buddy's Pizza and Shields in Detroit are hardly hipster hangouts.