A Taste of Home Part 2: The Mellow Mushroom OPENS

September 18, 2012

If you’ll remember a few weeks ago, I found out that one of my favorite restaurants from back home was opening a location only a few minutes from our apartment. The Mellow Mushroom has such a significance to my life, and the food is just delish. (It’s not the healthiest thing in the world, but when have I presented myself as a healthy living blogger? That would be never.)

As soon as I found out (yesterday afternoon) that they were open yesterday, I knew what our dinner plans would be. The hubs agreed. MM is one of his favorite places and we hadn’t had it in well over a year, if not two.

I had a feeling it would be busy, but I was pleasantly surprised that the wait wasn’t too long. (Besides the fact that they skipped over us accidentally, but I’ll give the little girls a break. It was opening night, plus they looked about 12 years old. Child labor laws anyone?)

I took the opportunity to snap a few pictures while we waited. (iPhone camera for the fail.) (Did I mention that I got an iPhone??)


In true Mellow Mushroom form, the place was full of psychedelic colors and eccentric waitstaff. However, unlike any other MM I’ve been to, the place was FULL. OF. KIDS. Holy moly. They were screaming and crying and making a total ruckus. The MM, to me, is NOT a place for kids. It’s a pizza joint with really good beers. If you want your children to run around, go to CiCi’s.

Our waitress, a girl of no more than 20, was really nervous and you could tell. Hubs and I joked around with her to try to get her to relax a little. We ordered some bruchetta and a salad with their amazing esperanza dressing. Both were delicious as always!

We ordered the pizza and waited. and waited. and waited. I shouldn’t be surprised, as every MM I’ve been to takes for-effing-ever to get the pizza out. But I was HONGRAY. (yes, I say that out loud just like that.)

Finally the pizza arrived and we devoured that shit. So quickly that I couldn’t get a decent picture until after we’d eaten half of it. Whoops. (It was their house special pizza, a supreme basically.)

Overall, it was a pretty awesome experience nix the kids and long wait time for the pizza. I’m sure those are both just opening night issues that will be resolved over time. I can’t wait to go back! I’m sure this will be a staple for us!

**Disclaimer: I was not compensated or asked to write this post. I just wrote it because I wanted to share the awesomeness with you!**

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