Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mellow Mushroom

I have been wanting to go to Mellow Mushroom ever since it opened; I became a fan of the pizza chain in Lexington while attending the University of Kentucky and had high hopes for the new location in Wilder.   My party of four got there on a Friday night around 7:30 knowing that we would have to wait for a table.  I was okay with this knowing there was an extensive collection of beers awaiting me at the bar.  The rumors were true and this place was crowded, a good sign that this was what Wilder needed!  We were told our wait would be only 25 - 30 minutes and we headed to the bar.

After looking through the list of beers I finally decided on Magic Hat #9 (cost: $4.50), as usual, it didn't disappoint.  For the beer lovers, Mellow Mushroom has a Beer Club. When we asked our server about this we received some muffled response about having to try all the beers then you get a free one, not sure if that is correct so if you go inquire about this.  I noticed right away that the Wilder Mellow Mushroom has a more family friendly appearance, compared to the Lexington location which has a fun "mushroom"/hippie theme.  I was disappointed to find out that the Wilder location looks like your average restaurant, besides the hostess stand area.

Once we were seated we quickly decided on the garlic butter and Parmesan pretzels (cost: $7.45 for 6).  These were lacking in the garlic butter and Parmesan area, probably because the butter mixture was mostly on the tray and we found ourselves 'dipping' the pretzels on the tray to get more flavor.
The garlic butter and Parmesan Pretzels

We all decided to share a pizza and decided on the Kosmic Karma pizza which the menu describes as a red sauce base pizza with Mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, spinach, feta, Roma tomatoes and a pesto swirl (cost: $23.95 for a 16 inch large).  This was by far the prettiest pizza I've order in America (nothing will beat an Italian pizza) and the flavor didn't disappoint. The pizza was delicious until I got to the crust. The crust was difficult to cut and was a bit tough for my liking.  Overall it was good pizza and recommend that you try it at least once.

Kosmic Karma Pizza

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