The original Mellow Mushroom was started by three college students and located near Georgia Tech. Their aim was to provide excellent fare in the two food groups favored by college students - pizza and beer. Mellow Mushroom has expanded to include sandwiches and salads but its original funkiness is still present. And the pizza tastes great!
The Asheville Mellow Mushroom has a large outdoor dining area with its own collection of "objects de art." It is located in a former gas station and includes many historical elements from this building type. Here is a detail of the wall/post at the outdoor seating.