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Friday, June 17, 2011

Pizza on Earth, Goodwill among Diners

There's even more great reasons to spend some time in Dorset this year.  Along with the launch last summer of the S.S. Bigwin ferry (she's still at the dock -- they have had to design, mill and build a boiler for her, and it's costing $$$ and time) there are some new stores along Main Street.  Rafters of Muskoka, who have been a destination store in Baysville for several years, has opened up a store across from the Fiery Grill.  Old Mill Marina has also located next door to this, on the lake.  Of course, all the old favourites -- Robinsons' General Store (STILL the best in Canada!), Stares clothing store, Northern D'Lites are all open for the season.

And, just outside of the village, along Hwy 117 is a great new addition.  Pizza On Earth is open for the second year next door to Portico Timber Frames Construction. 

With four great pizzas to pick from -- the Traditional Margherita; The Bigwinner; Dorset Firetower and the Lake of Baysl, there's much to tickle the tastebuds.  The pizzas are handmade, and baked in the stone oven right beside the shop.  This is the brainchild of Sarah Jane Johnson, who got her dad, Brad to help her build the oven.  The dome shaped clay oven itself is visually and architecturally impressive, as it was built using a design from 79 AD found in the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The spectacular oven and the cooking process, combined with the superior taste of the pizza are an extremely innovative way to ensure that the customers keep on coming to Pizza on Earth.

We stopped by today, on the way home from picking up antique windows and railings from the Bigwin Inn rotunda, which are available for purchase to raise funds for the Lake of Bays Heritage Advisory Committee.  Our pick was The Bigwinner... and it got thumbs up from all of us (including Dave and Mike, and  you know they are the most discerning of pizza eaters!)

Next door to the pizzeria are teh Dorset Community Gardens -- carefully overseen by these wonderfully whimsical flowerpot gardeners.  An art studio is being added, so there is a lot to do while you're waiting for your pizza to come out of that magical oven, the way pizza was meant to be cooked!

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