It was a recipe for disaster: a reporter pining for the food she grew up with in Ohio goes looking for "grown-up" macaroni and cheese in Chicago.
You can see where this is going: Macaroni and cheese pizza. Yeah. I said it.
If there is any doubt that the bar has been raised in our ongoing search for the coveted Appalling Regional Delicacies Champion, I offer you you this excerpt from Tribune reporter Lauren R. Harrison's review:
"In most situations, I would have taken a napkin and dabbed the puddles of fat that bled through my paper plate. But, hey, I thought, it's pizza."
No, Lauren. It's a threat to sea life off the coast of Louisiana, but it's going in our cookbook.