Sunday 25 February 2007

"Mellow Flushrooms"?

Mellow Mushroom
2015 Aloma Avenue
Winter Park, FL USA 32792

Where is it?

From the entrance, go left, past the bar and indoor dining room, towards the back wall. There, you'll see a sign pointing towards the "Mellow Flushrooms" leading you through a door to your right. Go through the door and into a small atrium: The women's room is at the back of the atrium, the men's to your right.

What's it like?

This is a hip little pizza joint filled with 60s memorabilia (lots of Beatles posters for some reason), a psychedelic color scheme and lots of great pizza and beer selections. (A hipster's pizza palace if there ever was one.)

The bathrooms extend the theme, with filtered lighting (a bit of an annoying orange), lime green walls and more Beatles posters (including a print of the famous Andy Warhol painting over the urinal). Bathrooms are tidy but probably could be a little cleaner. Tile could use a scrub. Damp paper towels were piled up on the floor, by the trash can. Little bit of mildew on the porcelain. Not enough to turn you away, mind you, but certainly enough to suggest the staff visit a little more regularly throughout the day....

.... Unless of course they're spending too much time getting in touch with their 1960s sensibilities. Which may be the case. When we were leaving, one of the pizza chefs just happened to be singing the praises of beer quite loudly ("BEER!! BEER!!! BEER!!! I LOVE BEER!!! BEER!!! BEER!!!) . Mellow indeed......

Marks out of 10:

6. Clean, but has the potential of being better than what it is.

Comments to the Management:

Stop declaring your passion for beer and attend to the "Flushrooms" more often.

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