Today I had the rare opportunity of spending some time in downtown Franklin, Tennessee, a historic town with plenty of character and old architecture. Lunch was at the Mellow Mushroom right on the public square. It was a pleasant springlike day and so I took a table outdoors. The menu consists primarily of pizza and other Italian fixings. I had the house calzone, which comes with mozzarella, mushrooms, spinach, and tomato, with marinara sauce for dipping. The crust was thick and surprisingly light, so that the pizza wasn’t excessively filling. The menu is a bit pricey, but you don’t get shorted on portion size. It comes with my recommendation. You can tell them Lefty sent you, but they’d have no idea who you’re talking about. There is also a Starbucks just a block away.