Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mellow Mushroom - Lavista Rd Near Druid Hills and Emory

You can find this location of Mellow Mushroom at 1679 Lavista Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 right next to Whole Foods and Post Briarcliff. This location is one of the older, longer running Mellow Mushrooms in Atlanta, at one time threatened by Post Apartments (who coveted the land and seemed to buy out all the nearby businesses). I'm happy that it has both survived and thrived.

I believe the building was already here before MM decided to make it it's own, with  some parking in front, a large neon mushroom sign and an expansive patio. The interior is old-school, more bar than restaurant with plenty of raw wood finishes and tile floor. Tons of nostalgia here for me as it's been many years since I last visited, then most recently I've been by twice in the span of a few months. Both times I've had consistently good service and food.

For me, Mellow Mushroom is about a good, consistent product with tons of flavor, a salad to split and a few pints of beer. Secondary is the hippy-dippy 60's decor and of course, great service rounds out the trifecta. This location still has plenty of attitude while serving up what you would normally expect from a well established pizza chain with beautiful wheat crusts and amazing fresh toppings.

It's pretty much the same menu here as at other locations with all our favorite pizza combinations - I'm particularly fond of the Kosmic Karma - but most recently went with the old standby, pepperoni and mushroom. This location also gets kudos for having a good beer menu with plenty of local craft.

 So what are you waiting for? Care to join me for a pie?

-- John

(also posted to Yelp)
Mellow Mushroom Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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