Located in Carytown on Cary Street in Richmond, Virginia between Sweet Frog on the right and…
Carytown Cupcakes on the left…
is a wonderful restaurant called the Mellow Mushroom.
According to their website, the Mellow Mushroom has a bit of history.
“Mellow is a state of mind, a culture, a way of being. Our mission is to provide delicious food in a fun and creative environment. We are the originators of Classic Southern Pizza, and our unique and flavorful crust is a true original.
We began from humble roots, born out of the free-wheelin’ hippy culture of the 1970′s.
The idea back then was the same as it is now, to make the most delicious, craveable slice of pizza on the planet.
Keeping it mellow since 1974.”
The interior decorations are “different” and fun especially for the younger crowd.
How about the menu?
“Mellow Mushroom and craft beer go together like barley and hops – they’re a natural pair! At Mellow Mushroom, we’re committed to providing the best craft beers available to enjoy along with our craft pizzas. One delicious, original product deserves another, especially when it’s pizza and beer, quite possibly the greatest duo that ever existed (except maybe Sherlock and Watson). Each Mellow carries a unique collection of craft, local, regional and international beers, curated to fit the local beer culture. We encourage and support partnerships with local breweries because if we can provide a uniquely delicious beer to go with your Mellow pie, then we’ve done our job.”
Well, there are all kinds of yummy food choices such as:
Stuffed Portobello Mushroom
Portobello mushroom cap stuffed with artichoke hearts, feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and mozzarella. baked and drizzled with a balsamic glaze. served on a bed of spring mix tossed with an herb
Jerk Chicken Hoagie
Jerk chicken, onions, mushrooms, green peppers and pineapple all grilled together. topped with pesto mayo, roma tomatoes, spinach and feta
Righteous Portobello Reuben Hoagie
Grilled portobello mushrooms, swiss, bavarian style sauerkraut with thousand island dressing on a crunchy rye hoagie roll
Shrimp Hoag’ Boy Hoagie
All natural grilled jerk shrimp, grilled mushrooms, caramelized onions, pesto mayo, lettuce & roma tomatoes
Romaine and iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots, red cabbage, onions, cucumbers, green peppers, mushrooms, feta cheese, kalamata olives, roma tomatoes, pepperoncini and banana peppers
Enlightened Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach topped with dried cherries, apples, homemade candied pecans and feta cheese
Chicken or Steak and Cheese Calzone
Choose all natural grilled chicken or steak with onions, mushrooms, green peppers & mozzarella cheese
Gourmet White Pizza
Olive oil & garlic base with sun-dried tomatoes, provolone, feta and mozzarella cheeses, roma tomatoes & onions
Kosmic Karma Pizza
Red sauce base with feta and mozzarella cheeses, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and roma tomatoes with a pesto swirl
Red Skin Potato Pie
Olive oil & garlic base with sliced roasted red potatoes, applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. garnished with chives then drizzled with sour cream & spicy ranch dressing
Mighty Meaty Pizza
Red sauce base with mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, ham & applewood smoked bacon
They also offer a gluten free alternative for some of the pizzas.
Looks delicious doesn’t it?
It’s a great place for a delicious meal and wonderful service. So if you’re in town, take a stroll in Carytown and stop by the Mellow Mushroom. I think you’ll love it!