Hello. My name is Becca and I'm a pizza junky. My problem started several years ago and has only persisted in getting worse with the barrage of gourmet pizza shops showing up all over Charleston. Thanks to Evo, Monza, Mellow Mushroom, Park Pizza Company, Andolini's, D'Allesandros and Your Pie my wallet has gotten thinner and my battle against the bulge more intense. I love the cheesy, doughy goodness and I am shameless in my quest to find the perfect slice...errrrrr, slices. I have eaten all different types of pizza- from the unsophisticated (hello, frozen pizza topped with some type of unidentifiable meat) to the unbelievable (a pizza which had to be made by the pizza gods themselves...of course I was in Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza). In my odyssey to find that oh-so-perfect dough-to-cheese-to-topping ratio I have developed some fall back favorites. I will never forget that first bite of Evo's Pistacio Pesto (add arugala) Pizza. Or my first slice of Mellow Mushroom's Kosmic Karma...which brings me to today's post and my excitement for this long anticipated day...
Today is the grand opening of Mellow Mushroom Avondale (happily dubbed "The Mellow" from here on out). I love the casual atmosphere, unique pies and boundless beer choices that the downtown restuarant offers- so you can only imagine my delight when I saw that The Mellow was moving into one of my favorite local neighborhoods. I was even more excited when I read about the painstaking lengths the owners went to in order to restore the old theater to its former glory. Barrel vaulted ceilings, 36 different beers on tap, walls that are works of art...and all of course, PIZZA!
In honor of this auspicious occasion we are having a firm outting. Yes, pizza is THAT important. In just a few short hours I will be sitting in the new Mellow...don't worry, I'll take pictures so you can feel like you're there, too.