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Pie Wood Fired PIzza (Barrie)

Davwud Feb 20, 2013 04:33 AM

Hey Hounds

So as some of you know, last Friday they featured the above restaurant on the edition of You Gotta Eat Here. The pizza looked incredible and seemed worthy of a road trip.

Monday was my B-day and Mrs. Sippi knew I wanted to go. She suggested dinner and a movie (it's basically beside the theatre) so that's what we did.

Right beside the hostess stand is the pizza assembly area and wood oven. The guys were really nice and let me get right in there and take a picture. #1

We opted for 3 pies. Let me tell you, the crust is fantastic. It's not as light as I thought it would be. It's pretty chewy (in a good way) and comes thin. I still think the dough that Bigabaldi used is the best I've had but this was right there.

The Green Eggs and Ham is Roasted Potato, Pesto, Egg, Bacon, Spinach and Fresh Mozzarella. While not at all what I'd usually order this was her idea and it was really good. I'm more traditional when it comes to pizza but don't mind stepping outside the box from time to time. Well executed, just not really my thing. #2

The Porky Pie was simply awesome. Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella, Wood Fired Bacon, Spicy Sausage and Prosciutto. There's really nothing I can say about it. I wouldn't add, subtract, adapt or in any way shape or form change a thing about this one. It was fabulous. #3

The Nutty Pie for dessert was also really good however I could've done without the banana. That's only a minor complaint. Nutella with Bananas and Caramel, Vanilla Ice Cream. It came room temp which was a bit of a surprise but neither good nor bad IMHO. A very enjoyable finisher. #4

I'm not sure going all the way up to Barrie just for this is really worth it. It's just pizza. Even if it is terrific. However there's a movie theatre there and Costco on the other side of the 400. So you can combine things on the trip.

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    peppermint pate Mar 14, 2013 07:20 AM

    Thanks for flagging this place, davwud. We've done a couple of Barrie ski trips this winter and decided to check this place out on our way home the other day. Huge restaurant, super packed. We sat close to the wood burning oven and our kids had a great time watching them make the pizzas. Pizzas were very good - favourite was the Fun Guy, a white pizza with a bunch of different 'shrooms, cheese sauce (sounded weird but only a bit was used and it just added a bit of a creamy mouth-feel to the mix), spinach, mozzarella and shaved parmesan. Cheese pizza was good as was the Cow Pie (I think that was the name - beef, potato and some other things - a bit too loaded for my liking but flavours were good). The one misstep was the Salty Pie with anchovies, olives, a poached egg. True to its name, I didn't find any balance in the flavour - just salt. Ick.

    Service was friendly and fast. Great music, a bunch of tv's and a cool stream of music videos by the likes of the Black Keys being projected on to the main wall. Easy access from the 400. Great spot.

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      pakmode Feb 21, 2013 10:08 AM

      Just saw the show as well. May have to take a trip up north sometime to check this place out.

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        Learn2CooknEat Feb 20, 2013 02:19 PM

        Curious. Do they still have the Furious Canuck Pie? It's not shown on their website.

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        1. re: Learn2CooknEat
          Davwud Feb 20, 2013 04:06 PM

          I saw it in the hard copy of the menu.


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          ylsf Feb 20, 2013 11:40 AM

          Is there a way to make the pictures bigger when you click on them or is that a CH issue? They are so small even when I click on them that I can't really see anything...

          Thanks for the detailed write up though. Definitely will add to my "Barrie" list for whenever in that area again.

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          1. re: ylsf
            Davwud Feb 20, 2013 11:45 AM

            I think it's a chow thing.

            I'll add them to photobucket or something like that later. I just rattled that off at work this morning.


            1. re: ylsf
              Davwud Feb 21, 2013 04:58 AM

              Try this link


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                hungryabbey Feb 21, 2013 05:21 AM

                Oh lord. Amazing. See I think I actually would have liked MORE bananas on that pizza but that's bc I adore bananas

                1. re: hungryabbey
                  Davwud Feb 21, 2013 11:43 AM

                  The funny thing about bananas is I only like them when their in the sweet spot. Too ripe or not ripe enough I can't stand them.

                  Also, for the most part, I only like them plain. There are a few ways I'll eat them as part of something but pretty much on their own is it.


                  1. re: Davwud
                    hungryabbey Feb 21, 2013 11:49 AM

                    Fair enough. I don't like green bananas but when ripe they're my fav fruit so I am always drawn to banana desserts

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                      kwass Feb 21, 2013 11:53 AM

                      I'm with you abbey!!

                    2. re: Davwud
                      magic Feb 21, 2013 12:09 PM

                      I won't touch bananas, yet I love banana cake!

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                        LexiFirefly Feb 21, 2013 12:14 PM

                        I'm with you magic. When I was pregnant I craved bananas but they were still gross.

                        1. re: LexiFirefly
                          magic Feb 21, 2013 12:29 PM


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                            kwass Feb 21, 2013 12:47 PM

                            Magic, your hating bananas, but liking banana cake is even more interesting...lol!

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                              magic Feb 21, 2013 12:53 PM

                              And I can't drink smoothies that have bananas in them. Even smoothies made without bananas are often off limits as for some reason I can somehow taste... BANANAS!

                              Very odd, I know.

                              But yes, bring on the banana cake. (Sorry to veer off pizza.)

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                                kwass Feb 21, 2013 12:57 PM

                                Don't apologize!! That's all too funny!!

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                                  magic Feb 21, 2013 01:00 PM


                              2. re: kwass
                                magic Feb 21, 2013 04:51 PM

                                Of course, by banana cake, I mean banana bread. Ok, enough now :)

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                                  kwass Feb 21, 2013 05:03 PM

                                  I knew that's what you meant :)

                            2. re: LexiFirefly
                              hungryabbey Feb 21, 2013 12:41 PM

                              Maybe a potassium deficiency?

                              1. re: hungryabbey
                                LexiFirefly Feb 21, 2013 12:50 PM

                                That's probably what it was, she however still loves them while I'm still a no go! ;)

                      2. re: Davwud
                        kwass Feb 21, 2013 05:45 AM

                        +1. Those pictures look unbelievable!

                        And I agree with you hungryabbey...more bananas!!

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                          magic Feb 21, 2013 08:12 AM

                          They do look great. I'd consider a trip from the GTA for that.

                        2. re: Davwud
                          ylsf Feb 21, 2013 06:23 AM

                          Great, thanks for the other pic links...

                      3. kwass Feb 20, 2013 04:58 AM

                        Thank you so much for your detailed post. I normally wouldn't trek to Barrie for anything, but I think I might make an exception for this place. And I, like you, tend to prefer traditional pizza, but the green eggs and ham looks and sounds so good!!

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