Mellow Mushroom. Mellow Mushroom. Mellow Mushroom!!!! It’s all I have heard for a solid month. How AWESOME it is. So I finally had to try it for myself.
I got a “Meatball Trio” appetizer and a regular pizza to try out. The design of the place is cool. Mellow with various lava-lamps about and some nice color and decor.
The meatballs were actually VERY good. Nice and rich sauce, juicy meatballs, some shaved cheese melting all over….with some breadcrumbs and basil. I was full just on these alone. Great starter. I am feeling good about this place.
AND….The pizza fumbles the ball and loses the game. The crust of this pizza has EXCELLENT flavor….and is remarkably UNDER-cooked. Doughy and soggy in some spots. The cheese is melty and gooey and perfect. The sauce and toppings are bland and empty. So it’s a total mis-match and disappointing. Mellow indeed.
I think I burnt the clutch in my tastebuds as I grinded gears from loving this place to shock-n-awe at how different two dishes can be from the same joint.