Sunday, July 22, 2012
Mellow Mushroom Pizza- Panama City Beach
The huz ordered this pizza, as I was staying back at the condo with a sick and sleeping baby. All that to say I don't know the proper names of these two flavors. I believe the slices in the foreground were Mellow Mushrooms' vision of Thai-style toppings. The base was a sweeeet curry sauce with chicken. Those are some outrageously perky chunks of cucumber and a smattering of parmesan over roma tomatoes. I thought the cucumbers were, forgive my pun, cumbersome, but overall, I thought sweet and spice pizza worked. If I were in charge of the universe, I would have sliced an English cucumber paper thin, briefly marinated them in vinegar-sugar-water and sprinkled the whole slice with mint, basil and/or corriander.
The background slices are some sort of Mediterranean melange of chicken, feta, olives, red pepper and chives. It wasn't as flavorful as what you'd think the sum of several flavorful ingredients ought to be, but not bad. Mellow Mushroom's crust is thick and toothsome, without the oil coating that many pizzerias use. Taken in isolation, I liked the the dense doughy chew, but I think Mediterranean pizzas are best on thin crust.