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Elites Enjoy Their Most Mellow Tax Day Ever!



As the saying goes, nothing's certain in life but death and taxes…

But New Orleans Elites are fortunate because Mellow Mushroom in Metairie made
one more thing certain for us this past tax day: an evening
full of beer and pizza (and salads, sandwiches, apps, sweets and wine, too!)
The perfect warm evening had us enjoying patio
dining, and after getting seated at small tables of 4 (the rule was to sit
next to someone you didn't know), various courses were presented and
brought out to us with a vengeance!


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Our first course was the Hippy Dippy Trio of hummus, olive salad and tomatoes with crostini, followed up with a basket of the most addictive pretzel bites ever with cheese and mustard to dip into. And then there were the enormous bowls of spinach salad. After all that goodness was brought to our tables, owner of Mellow Mushroom, Billy, warned us that we had to keep room for bountiful buffets of sandwiches (jerk chicken, pulled pork and Portobello mushroom were just a few of the tantalizing options), not to mention pizza upon pizza! Favorites included: pesto, BBQ shrimp, meat lovers, and Thai chicken. Mellow Mushroom is all about taking care of folks with dietary needs and there were delicious vegan and gluten-free pizzas as well.

And let's not forget the liquid relaxers! Beers we all got to sample (and sample and sample) from Mellow Mushroom's impressive list of draft beers included Canebrake, from Parish Brewing Co., a new local craft brewery in Broussard, LA. The oenophiles among us sampled (and sampled) a large variety of wines, courtesy of Southern Eagle.


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Yes, most of us were full to bursting but we couldn't resist the desserts that came out after, a giant chocolate chip cookie and key lime cheesecake. Cue the food comas!

To add to the
relaxing vibe of this evening, everyone got a nifty gifty, the Yelp Elite tube socks. Can't get cozier, right?

April 15 has never held such fond memories… Many, many thanks to the folks at Mellow Mushroom.

It was Eleni F's very first Elite event and she relates, "All in all I was very impressed with the spread and the lovely
atmosphere of the balcony of the mellow mushroom. I am sure we will be
back again, soon." Read the rest of the reviews and relive the gluttinous glory with the pix on flickr!

Yours in piles of pizza,

Joi B

Yelp NOLA CM

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