Warning: This email contains information that will dismantle your pizza schema.
Side effects: Cravings, DDAD (deep-dish avoidance disorder), freakish dreams.
Rx: Roots (Handmade Pizza).
Activation Date: Today, 4 p.m.
Base ingredients: Quad Cities-inspired malted crust, tomato sauce with a hit of spice, from-scratch mozzarella.
Additives: Fresh vegetables (roasted baby beets and corn, pear), prosciutto, blackened shrimp, house-made sausage.
Safe to mix with: Sweet potato tater tots, monkey bread, giant salads, meaty sandwiches, in-house lasagna for two.
Take with: Roots house brew (Two Brothers Domaine DuPage French-style country ale), Midwest drafts (Half Acre Daisy Cutter, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold), Midwest bottles, grown-up soda (ginger ale: Snap and elderflower liqueurs, ginger simple syrup, and seltzer), chilled grain vodka on tap.
Directions: Take as hunger pangs persist.
Delivery: Coming soon.
Roots Handmade Pizza, 1924 West Chicago Avenue, at Winchester Avenue (773-645-4949 or rootspizza.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Roots Handmade Pizza