Unnaturally giant and oddly intimidating

At the moment I am in Chicago. I’m here for a SIGGRAPH conference jury meeting, which is a lot of work but also great fun.

Last night we all went out to dinner at a very traditional Chicago pizza restaurant. I thought that I was going to be out of luck, being vegan.

But that didn’t seem to be a problem at all. The waiter had them cook for me a really delicious vegetable Chicago deep-dish pizza.

Being from New York City, I think of Chicago deep-dish pizza as something exotic and almost otherworldly (come to think of it, it does look sort of like a UFO). So I was very happy with this option.

The meal turned out to be delicious and very satisfying. Before eating it, I snapped a photo with my SmartPhone, which I sent to a friend.

My friend, looking at the photo, was quite taken aback. She said that in her opinion, all deep-dish pizzas are unnaturally giant and oddly intimidating.

I replied that the phrase “unnaturally giant and oddly intimidating” seemed like a great description of Chicago architecture. We agreed that it’s probably a Chicago thing.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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