Detroit-Style Food Takes New York By Storm

A New York City pizza joint is trying to get a slice of the market there by serving up what the world is coming to know as Detroit-style pies while in another spot a classic Detroit coney island is taking a bite out of the Big Apple.

Emmy Squared bakes rectangular pizzas with the tomato sauce on top and cheesy-brown crust–a far cry from the traditional New York-style –large, foldable slices you can eat on the go — but familiar to Detroiters. As for the coney island, the New York site is called Ed and Bev’s. It was started by brothers Max and Eli Sussman, Detroit natives.

“The brothers have a deep, well-documented affinity for the “Coney Island diner” food of their home city of Detroit,” according to “The menu includes bread with sizzling cheese, a burger with cheddar sauce, and a classic Coney dog made with brisket chili.  Snack options include fresh spanakopita, McClure’s pickles, Better Made Potato Chips. The most expensive item is $10.”

As for the pizza, Detroit-area native Kelly Dobkin of says Emmy Squared was started by two guys who aren’t even from Detroit — but are sold on its pizza.

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