While visiting family in Georgia this past week, we ducked into a local-ish chain pizza joint called Mellow Mushroom
. I was immediately drawn to the attached poster for "Beer Club," which my uncle helpfully explained referred to the 100 distinct brews they kept on hand - you can sample 2 per night, and if you sample all 100 over the course of time, you get your name engraved on a little tiny plaque that gets added to a framed collage on the wall.
But more interesting to me were the overt psychedelic references on the menu, which caught me delightfully off guard, even as a visitor from the west coast. The drink menu
included a "Shroom Tea," a melon liqueur infused version of a Long Island Iced Tea; more tellingly, a "Dirty Bong Water,"
which featured vodka, amaretto, melon liqueur, blue curacao, and raspberry schnapps (plus "fresh juices"); and of course, a "Grateful Dead," which I did not get around to tasting, because I did not need yet one more absurdly boozy cocktail in my evening.
The dessert menu
included Dude's Psychedelic Cookie Sundae, the Half Baked Brownie Supreme, and of course, Mary Jane's Double Chocolate Brownie ("this ain't no Plain Jane Brownie; it's an experience!").
I would like to point out, before I forget, that the pizza at this establishment was outstanding.