Peace, Love and Pizza

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Put on your favorite pair of bell-bottoms and round rose-colored sunglasses, and take a trip down the Trail to the funky new pizza joint, appropriately dubbed Mellow Mushroom. With its imaginative and prismatic murals adorning the walls, all surrounding the colorful and retro interior, you are instantly transported back to the psychedelic flower power of the 1960s.

Dining choices are not limited solely to the “out of this world pizza;” the menu offers plentiful options, from salads, calzones and hoagies, to “munchies” like soft pretzels, Magic Mushroom Soup and oven-roasted chicken wings. The Holy Shiitake specialty pizza pie takes a mouth-watering spin on the traditional white pizza—shiitake, button and portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, and mozzarella and MontAmore cheeses sit along an olive oil and garlic base, all dressed to the nines with black truffle oil, fresh chives, shaved parmesan and a perfect swirl of garlic aioli. Patrons can opt to customize their own pies as well, choosing from more than 30 toppings and 10 different cheeses. Different types of crust, such as thin crust and gluten-free crust, are available upon request. Pair your savory pie with a libation from Mellow Mushroom’s bountiful selection of spirits, like wine, brews and cocktails. If you spare some room for dessert, choose from a variety of giant gourmet cookies, or Mary Jane’s Triple Chocolate Brownie: a buttery, chewy brownie topped with chocolate chunks. Whether choosing to stop in for a bite to eat or a beer to sip on, chill out and “get baked” at Mellow Mushroom–your new and totally radical neighborhood hangout. 

Pictured: The Holy Shiitake specialty pizza pie

Mellow Mushroom, 6727 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 941-388-7504.

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