Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mellow Mushroom

Happy 2011! Now that we're past the holidays, we'll finally get back to our normal Thursday night pizza night schedule. This post is coming a few weeks late though as we ventured down to Mellow Mushroom in Wilder, KY the week before the holiday travel began. Mellow Mushroom was one of our (Nik and me) favorite pizza places when we lived in Durham, NC, so we were excited to take Kevin (Lilly's Pizza in Raleigh is our favorite!). We decided on the Pepperoni Pizza (I forgot the camera, so we had to use Nik's phone and the picture turned out blurry), Kosmic Karma, and Mellowterranean.

(Kosmic Karma, with the Pepperoni in the bottom right corner)


Here's how they scored:

(1-5 scale, 1=worst, 5=best)

Appearance (overall): 4.58
Aroma (overall): 4.38
Taste (overall): 4.25
Crust - 4.58
Cheese - 4.17
Toppings - 4.50
Sauce - 3.67
Pepperoni Pizza (overall): 3.83
Specialty Pizza & Menu Options: 4.33
X-factor: 3.58

Mellow Mushroom has one of our favorite crusts, our favorite toppings, and some of the most attractive pizzas so far in the quest! Here's a more in-depth look at what we thought of the pizzas - they looked like hand-tossed pizzas and we all loved the outer crust, which was covered in parmesan goodness. Unfortunately, the crust in the middle of the pizza didn't hold up very well and got pretty soggy. Luckily for Mellow Mushroom, the outer crust was so delicious that we forgot about the soggy middle. There was lots of cheese (always a good thing), so much that it would slide off (but that may have also been due to my hunger/impatience to start eating). The pepperoni were a little thick, not the typical really thin ones you get, but definitely good. Kevin thought that the marinara was on the sweeter side while I just didn't like it much. I thought that it had a weird, maybe metalic, flavor to it and needed more spices/herbs/(good) flavor. On the other hand, the pesto on the Kosmic Karma is delicious! They had run out of the tzatkiki sauce that was supposed to come with the Mellowterranean (we only found out because we asked, they didn't actually tell us), much to our disappointment. Nik and I still really liked the Mellowterranean though, while Kevin wasn't a big fan of the olive oil and garlic base.

Mellow Mushroom offers a good beer selection, which helped in their score a bit. Nik's last comment is DRUGS!!! Mellow Mushroom apparently was started by some hippies, and if you visit them, you'll understand :)

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