Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Violet ready to roll out the grilled pizzas this week

Violet, a new restaurant by the Pizza Loves Emily Group and chef/owner Matt Hyland, is ready to debut this week at 511 E. Fifth St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.

The Violet website shows reservations starting on Thursday. (This after some friends/families previews.) Google also lists a Jan. 10 opening ... as do various social-media posts.

Matt Hyland and his wife-partner Emily Hyland reportedly went to "grilled-pizza mecca" Al Forno in Providence, R.I., on their first date while they attended Roger Williams University.

Here's more about Violet, named after the state flower of Rhode Island, via the restaurant website:

Hyland's menu focuses on grilled cuisine that pays homage to New England and Rhode Island's flavors and abundant fresh seafood.

The menu highlight, grilled pizzas, are inspired by his nostalgia for Al Forno in Providence, where he and Emily often ate while attending school in Rhode Island and his desire to fill the void of grilled pizza destinations in New York City. The pies grilled over a hybrid gas and wood grill featuring seasonal and innovative twists on classic toppings. Small plates with a focus on New England seafood favorites, and a rotating selection of fresh, house-made pastas round out the shareable menu.

And some food pics via the Violet Instagram account...

The Hyland's opened Emmy Squared this past July on First Avenue at Fifth Street.

Violet's listed hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday (closed Monday!) through Thursday, until 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

GG's had a three-year run at No. 511 before they turned over the space in December 2017.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Emmy Squared's owners are bringing grilled pizza to the former GG's space on 5th Street

Getting 511 E. 5th St. ready for new grilled pizza venture from Emmy Squared's owners

Countdown to grilled pizza on 5th Street

Name reveal: Emmy Squared's grilled-pizza sibling will be called Violet on 5th Street


Neighbor said...

We're hitting peak pizza within 5 blocks of this place.

ed anger said...

1/4 of these places will be gone within a year, 1/2 in two years