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Detroit-Style Pizza Chain Emmy Squared Will Soon Open Two More D.C.-Area Shops

The popular New York export is headed to Navy Yard and Alexandria

The EC Shaw from Emmy Squared is a white pizza that comes with fried chicken in mumbo sauce, blue cheese, and red onions
A mumbo chicken pizza from Emmy Squared’s first D.C. location, in Shaw
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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Brooklyn favorite Emmy Squared plans to bring its Detroit-style pizzas, hefty cheeseburgers, and loaded waffle fries to a new Navy Yard location within the next two weeks, according to. a representative for the company.

The new restaurant, the fast-expanding company’s second in the District following its January 2020 arrival in Shaw, is in the Bower building at 1300 Fourth Street SE. An additional location in Old Town Alexandria is slated to open this summer — likely July — at 124 King Street in the space that formerly housed a Pizzeria Paradiso, a rep tells Eater.

The menu centers around a lineup of rectangular pan pizzas built with crusts made out of dough fermented for 48 hours. Sandwiches wedged between a pretzel bun include a chicken Parm, a Nashville hot chicken katsu, and its grass-fed Le Big Matt burger. Other options include Sriracha Crystal glaze wings, cheesy garlic sticks, and waffle fries that can be topped with beef and chili pimento cheese or jazzed up with bacon and ranch. Weekends combos for four to six people include a salad, plates, and pies for $58.

The Bower is also home to La Famosa, the essential Puerto Rican cafe from chef Joancarlo Parkhurst, and a location of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. Navy Yard already has a strong Detroit-style contender in Side Door, the pandemic-era pop-up out of Scarlett Oak that’s here to stay.

Emmy Squared’s new Navy Yard space features high ceilings, a big bar, and patio past a roll-up garage door.
Emmy Squared/official photo

Emmy Squared

1924 8th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 921-3669