Mellow Mushroom 


Today’s lunch with friends was at Mellow Mushroom.  We ordered three different small pizzas so we could each sample some of the goods.  My favorite one was called “Magical Mystery Tour” and it included “Pesto base with button and Portobello mushrooms, feta and mozzarella cheeses, spinach and jalape├▒os on a pesto basted crust.”  It was so delicious that it was gone before it could be photographed for posterity.  Don’t worry, I will be returning to this pizza joint again soon.


Blue Baker


What you see here is the stone oven that baked my Pesto Pizza.  It included pesto sauce, mozzarella, chicken, fresh basil, and Parmesan.  The Blue Baker seems like a nice relaxed spot to grab some grub, make use of the free Wi-Fi, and chill out for a bit.  Beware, you may soon see my dusty self hanging out here after a long, hot hiking session in the area.



800 Degrees


If you are like me, and you love pizza, check out 800 Degrees in the SLS Las Vegas. You start by viewing the menu while they hand toss your pizza dough. You then select your style of pizza – for me it was Verde, a green pesto pie. Watch as they build your pizza and add the toppings you select – for me, bacon and meatball. Order a salad and a drink while the chef places your pie into the oven. By the time you pay and settle into a table, your awesome creation is ready for you to devour. Yum!