M: Mellow Mushroom
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers
212 21st Ave. S.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm
As good as the turkey and American cheese sandwich I had packed for lunch sounded, pizza sounded better. I don't eat pizza too often, but hey, it's Friday. Andy, Jennifer H., Jennifer B., and I went over to Mellow Mushroom near Vanderbilt.
Mellow Mushroom was started by three college students near Georgia Tech to cater to the college crowd: pizza and beer. Today there are more than 100 restaurants in 15 states. (Brief History)
Mellow Mushroom has lunch specials, mostly two slices (very large slices) of pizza and a soft drink and/or a salad. I opted for a cheese calzone. The Jennifers both got two slices each and Andy ordered a small (10") pizza. Each of us ate about half of our meals and took the rest with us for another meal. The food is pretty good; nice and greasy/cheesy if you like it that way. This is probably not a good low-calorie choice but if it's a Friday and you're craving pizza, this is the place.
The only downside was that after we were done eating, we waited for a long time before our waiter gave us our checks, then awhile longer while he took our cards to pay. Plan to spend $10-$15. Overall, a pretty good experience. I probably would only eat here once or twice a year, but I'm not a big pizza eater.
I've got a date with my treadmill tonight,