If you're a fan of morel mushrooms, you may want to take a drive over to Mount Vernon this weekend!

Early this week, Lincoln Winebar in Mount Vernon announced the return of one of their popular specialty pizzas, the Morel Pie. According to the post on their Facebook page, the pizza is topped with garlic white sauce, fontina cheese, fresh barn chive, black pepper, and, of course, morel mushrooms!

The website says the pizza costs $25, but based on the Facebook comments, it's definitely worth the price! Facebook user Alyssa Faith posted a photo of her pizza to the popular Rally C.A.P. - Champion and Protect Local Business Facebook page this week, and she had nothing but good things to say! Her review reads:

"Lincoln Winbar in Mt. Vernon is truly a hidden gem! The restaurant itself, has so much character and it smelled amazing. The pizza was one of the best I've ever had! It had very simple and fresh ingredients including a garlic white sauce, fontina cheese, chives, black pepper and of course the very popular morel mushrooms. I would give it 5 stars and definitely recommend morel lovers check it out!"

Alyssa Faith, Facebook
Alyssa Faith, Facebook

Lincoln Winebar is located at 125 1st St NW in Mount Vernon and is open Friday & Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Their website says that "reservations are encouraged, but not required," and they are also still offering takeout and curbside pickup. The number to call is 319-895-9463.

The Morel Pie will only be available for a limited time, so you'll want to try it ASAP! I asked the restaurant if they typically sell out of the pizza, and here's what they had to say:

"We do usually sell out, and that's all dependent on the morel supply. That being said, the length of which we have the pie available is all up to the supply. So basically, our morel pizza is a seasonal pie we offer every year from late April through early May depending on what mother nature is up to!"

I know this might be a little shocking, but I've never tried a morel mushroom before! I had never heard of them until I moved to Iowa, and since then, I've never really had an opportunity to taste one. I am a little hesitant, since I despise mushrooms, but even Brain, a fellow mushroom-hater, says they're amazing when they're cooked the right way. Maybe I'll have to drive down to Mount Vernon and give the pizza a shot!

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