Detroit Pizza Has a Moment: Roberta's Pop-Up and Emily's New Spinoff

The square pan pizza from the Motor City hits the Big Apple
November 5, 2015
by Kelly Dobkin

Detroit foods are having a moment in Brooklyn, as evidenced by the opening of Ed & Bev's, a Greek diner inspired by the childhood foods chefs Max and Eli Sussman grew up eating in the Motor city suburbs. But the trend isn't stopping there. This week we've learned that Detroit-style pizza, a dish the Sussmans told us they have considered putting on the Ed & Bev's menu, is making an appearance in two other eateries in Brooklyn. First, cult Bushwick pizzeria Roberta's announced on Twitter that they are hosting a pop-up at wine bar/tasting room Humboldt & Jackson beginning this Friday November 6 and running until November 15, where they will serve the deep dish square pies with "sauce on top" inspired by the Motor City. For a primer on Detroit-style pizza, check out our video here

And then just this morning, news broke that top-rated Clinton Hill pizza upstart Emily will be opening a casual bar spinoff called Emmy Squared, that will serve square pies loosely inspired by the Detroit variety. Located three doors down from Emily's main outpost, the new casual pizzeria is a collaboration with Paulie Gee's alum Lou Tomczak and will deliver. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.

Emmy Squared: 913 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

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