TASTING TABLE: Culinary power couples reveal the secret to their success

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It’s not too often that a couple can stand metonymically for a neighborhood itself, a symbol for an ideal. But Matt and Emily are the embodiment of Clinton Hill, and Clinton Hill is an embodiment of a certain style of idealistic, high-living, craft-loving domesticity. They are, frankly, the prince and princess of pizza.

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“I don’t mean to sound cheesy, but it all happened very quickly.” Emily Hyland tells us of the love-at-first-sight romance between her and now-husband Matt Hyland, chef/co-owner/co-founder of Emily and Emmy Squared. The duo met at Roger Williams University where Emily was an RA and Matt was a sophomore living in the same dorm.

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Table For Two: Culinary Power Couples



And, of course, we couldn’t forget about pizza, so to round out the bunch, there’s the duo at Emily and Emmy Squared whose first date was over a pepperoni pie on their dorm room floor.

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Tasting Table: 11 of the Country’s Best Wings to Feast On


Pizza is the main event at this Brooklyn favorite, but the wings shouldn’t be overlooked. They’re saucy and well spiced; made with gochujang, butter and garlic; and come with a minty ranch dipping sauce to cool things down.

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There are even more new variations on the classic pie, from niche regional varieties to cheffed-up plays on the form.

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The Pizza Loves Emily brand is known for two things: pizza and a killer burger.

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A pizza place this good has no business making such excellent wings, too (not to mention one of the most-buzzed-about burgers in town) but the Emily crew is unstoppable.

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GRUB STREET: 2017 Is the Year of the Square Pizza


Recently, though, the square has stepped into the spotlight, thanks largely to an obscure midwestern interloper called Detroit-style pizza, which arrived in Williamsburg last spring and proceeded to give our hometown Sicilian something of an inferiority complex.

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Matt Hyland played us all. The chef and co-owner of Emily and Emmy Squared opened two pizza-focused restaurants, only to bury the lede by also serving perfect burgers at both.

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