Food & Drink

A New Kind of Pie: Roots Handmade Pizza

Malty Crust and Spicy Sauce Hits West Town

roots handmade pizza chicago!

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

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1924 W Chicago Ave
@ Winchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60622