From Small Herb Plot to Table

mmherbFor area food providers who don’t have the space or time to farm a full-fledged kitchen garden, herb plots are emerging as an attractive way to localize their ingredient lists.

The Charleston RiverDogs last year installed a self-serve “taco herb” station: The trough of cilantro, parsley and other edible greens was so popular in its first season that the team this year added two more gardens. And Mellow Mushroom Avondale has just planted a collection of pizza-and-cocktail herbs in the Magnolia Community Park & Garden, the community’s first shared growing space. Continue reading

Mellow Mushroom Rolls Out Staff-Created Menu

When I worked as a server, the most creative we got with the restaurant’s food on company time was dipping French fries in blue cheese. Mellow Mushroom’s crew is apparently a more culinarily-inspired bunch, since their ideas provided the fodder for a special menu running through the end of March.

Dishes based on the results of an employee poll and a call for employee recipes include a trio of cocktails; a Thai chicken sandwich with broccoli and mayonnaise; a cordon bleu calzone and a pizza topped with bacon, turkey, apples and honey mustard, in tribute to a club sandwich.

Mellow Mushroom has stores in Charleston, Avondale and Mt. Pleasant. For location information and the complete “Homegrown” menu, visit the restaurant’s website.

 

Summerville’s Mellow Mushroom Opening Next Week

mellow3Michael Shemtov, owner of Butcher & Bee and the downtown and Avondale Mellow Mushrooms, recently sent over the above picture of the newest addition to his local pizza empire.

Although Shemtov didn’t provide a caption to accompany the photo of the Summervile Mellow Mushroom, it appears to have been shot during a staff training session. That makes sense, since the restaurant at 1306 N. Main St. is scheduled to open sometime next week.

According to Shemtov, the new restaurant seats 150 people, and features a “big patio”, 24 beers on taps and murals by local artist Douglas Panzone. For opening updates, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page.