As you first walk into the restaurant, you notice a very Austinesque (Texas word for hippie-like) feel to the restaurant. The front of the restaurant is open air when the weather is nice, thus allowing patrons to enjoy the sights and sounds of Louisiana Street. There is a large bar area in the middle of the restaurant with an enormous selections of brews on tap. When we arrived, we were seated in the back of the restaurant towards the kitchen. I was surprised by how big the restaurant was, because it looked like a small space from the outside.
|Kitchen and Dining Area (note the totem pole made from kegs)|
|Muffeletta Cheese Bread|
About twenty-five minutes after we ordered, our pizzas finally arrived. My pizza could have won a prize if there was a pageant for beautiful looking pizza. The pizza had a thick crust on the edges, but was somewhat thinner towards the middle. What really made this pizza stand out was the fact that it included whole pieces of apple-wood smoked bacon. Most places just have tiny bacon-bits on their pizza, but you get your money's worth at Mellow Mushroom. It looked so good, I almost hated to eat it. From the first bite, I knew this was going to be a great pizza. The crust was fantastic and the toppings were absolutely delicious. The apple-wood smoked bacon tasted as good as it looked. The ham was good too, but not as delicious as the bacon. My decision to top it with fresh basil also paid off, because the added flavor made it one of the better pizzas I have had in 2013.
|My Creation With Ham, Apple-Wood Smoked Bacon, and Fresh Basil|
|The Mighty Meaty|
Livin the Good Life Rating =7