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Emmy Squared Opens in Glenwood Park for Detroit-Style Pizzas This Week

Opening April 22, the pizzeria takes over the the Shed at Glenwood space on Bill Kennedy Way

The personal sized black cast iron skillet stuffed with fried eggplant and topped with dollops of chunky red sauce, hunks of burrata, sprinkles of mozzarella, and Calabrian chiles with basil leaves
Eggplant parm skillet
Emmy Squared

Brooklyn-based restaurant Emmy Squared brings its Detroit-style pizzas to Glenwood Park starting Thursday, April 22. It replaces the Shed at Glenwood, which closed last year on Bill Kennedy Way in the neighborhood.

In addition to thick-crust, square pizzas, including a Glenwood Park-specific pie, the menu offers sandwiches like a crispy chicken parmesan, an eggplant parmesan skillet, a Brussels sprouts salad, and Emmy Squared’s double-stack cheeseburger served on a pretzel bun called the Le Big Matt. Look for wine, beer, and cocktails from the bar. Limited seating will be available in the dining room and outside on the restaurant’s covered patio.

The Glenwood Park restaurant may not be the only Emmy Squared location planned for Atlanta. A representative for the restaurant tells Eater the company is scouting locations in the city to open more Emmy Squared pizzerias.

Six, thick square slices of the MVP pizza topped with red sauce, vodka sauce, drizzled with bright green pesto Emmy Squared
Six, thick square slices of the Colony2 pizza topped with pepperoni, pickled jalapeños, and drizzled in honey on a rectangular metal tray Emmy Squared
Double stack cheese burger Le Big Matt served on a pretzel bun topped with melted Amercian cheese, pickle chips and lettuce on the bottom Emmy Squared
A toasted hamburger bun with two pieces of battered and fried crispy chicken slathered with melted mozzarella cheese and red sauce. The sandwich is topped with bright green basil and served with a pickle spear Emmy Squared

Top left: MVP; top right: Colony2; bottom right: Le Big Matt burger; bottom right: chicken parm sandwich

First opened in 2016 in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, Emmy Squared now includes three New York-area restaurants and restaurants in Nashville, Louisville, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. A location should open this summer in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Longtime Glenwood Park restaurant the Shed at Glenwood closed in the space after 12 years last September. According to a statement provided by owner Rich Spillane, the Shed had remained closed since late last March over safety concerns resulting from the COVID-19 health crisis. “Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we could not responsibly and safely stay open,” Spillane said.

Emmy Squared
Emmy Squared

Emmy Squared joins James Bond-inspired cocktail bar Vesper next door to chef Kevin Gillespie’s restaurant Gunshow. Vietnamese barbecue pop-up Pho Cue, owned by Julian Wissman and Brian Holloway, also opens this year in the former Festivals Jerk Chicken Grill space on Garrett Street in the neighborhood.

Regular hours: Wednesday and Thursday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Masks highly encouraged. Order online for takeout or delivery. Pre-ordering available.

475 Bill Kennedy Way, Atlanta. emmysquaredpizza.com.

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