Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day 28, 2014: Emmett's (SoHo, NYC)

DAY 28: OCTOBER 28th, 2014

LOCATION: Emmett's (50 Macdougal St, NYC)

GUEST(S): Peter McNerney, Kitzi Taylor

ORDER: 1 slice of cheese, 1 slice of sausage

First best, Second city style pizza.  Lucky for New York, a couple of brothers escaped Chicago and opened up cozy restaurant called Emmett’s in the center of Manhattan.  Even luckier, they brought their pizza, hot dog, and Italian beef sandwich recipes with them!  Emmett’s offers hearty deep dish pizza complete with the fried two inch high crust, layers of cheese, and piles of chunky tomato sauce. Also true to form, expect to wait the traditionally long cook-time.  May as well take advantage of top tier Chi-town brews and authentic vienna beef hot dogs while you wait.  Don't spoil your appetite though, because you are going to need it.  True to the deep dish tradition Ike Sewell and Rudy Malnati began back in 1943, Emmett's pizza is a meal in itself. Even a small pie can feed up to three hungry adults.  Although the courteous staff and non-intrusive music are a nice bonus, I am going back for the deep dish.


Small Cheese
Small Sausage
Slice of Cheese
Slice of Sausage


co-owner Dylan Burke and Sean Taylor
1. I was privileged to meet Emmett Burke's brother and partner, Dylan Burke at the bar.  We chatted about all things Chicago.  Apparently, Emmett's makes Chicago hot dogs with Vienna Beef and all the toppings in addition to pizza.
Kitzi Taylor and Peter McNerney
2. Kitzi Taylor visits me just about every year during pizza month.  She had flown in a mere hours before our pizza date at Emmett's.
3. Peter McNerney performs with Trike at the Magnet Theater which is consistently one of the best improv shows in the city.  He is also originally from the Chicago area and vouches for Emmett's authenticity.


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18.5/21 = .8810 x 5 = 4.4047

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