Local resident opens Mellow Mushroom in Burlington

Pizza shop offers delicious food and hip environment

Mellow Mushroom, a delectable, energetic and funky pizza shop will opened its doors in Burlington last week. Joey Cathey, a former owner of Special Events Rentals in Raleigh, decided to open the new Mellow Mushroom because he believes Burlington is the perfect place for the fun and funky pizza bakery. Cathey spent two years finding a prime location and developing a store that represents the easygoing and close-knit Burlington community while maintaining the “bohemian-chic” atmosphere and quality food that is synonymous with the Mellow Mushroom name.

Located at 767 Huffman Mill Rd., a quarter mile from Interstate 40, the Burlington Mellow Mushroom features a spacious outdoor patio; a large menu offering a delicious assortment of pizzas, salads, hoagies and calzones with many vegetarian options and true “meat-eater” bill of fare; and a full bar that boasts 50 beers, including 20 on tap. The restaurant features six HD TV’s with close to 30 speakers, creating an energetic yet comfortable atmosphere. The Burlington Mellow Mushroom seats 180 people inside and 50 on the patio. It will host programs and events including live music, drink specials, trivia nights and drink & draws. Open 11 a.m. –12 p.m., Mellow Mushroom is great for lunch and dinner, but also doubles as a late-night hangout.