It only took a mere few hours before I could no longer resist the temptation to order from the storied Riverside Pizza in Cornwall, Ontario. Having arrived at 2am this morning and sleeping for a few short hours, one who’s never tried pizza from this establishment would have perhaps waited a few more hours to indulge themselves in what would promise to be the best pizza they’ve ever had. I, on the other hand, couldn’t wait, and only having eaten a bagel since I left Vancouver yesterday afternoon, thought I’d make full use of a late lunch.
And so it was. I ordered a medium pepperoni pizza from Riverside and asked them to deliver to the neighbouring community to which my mom calls home. Firstly, most places in BC’s Lower Mainland wouldn’t even consider leaving the boundaries of the municipality they serve. Then again, Riverside knew where I was calling from, and my mother is no ordinary customer – thanks in large part to the fact that the man she’d been practically married to for over ten years is the owner/promoter of the Cornwall Motor Speedway.
I had also made it clear that I was willing to pay for the cost of the extraordinary distance the delivery driver would be required to journey to place that famous pie in my anxious hands. When I’d told them I had come from Vancouver, they’d made an exception on the minimum delivery.
The pizza had come, with its classic breadball in the centre of it, with cheese a centimetre deep on top and layers of the thinnest pepperoni I’d ever seen. It’s value as a culinary masterpiece was evident simply by looking at it – but no ordinary person could simply stand by and watch this pizza sit pretty when the real treat was in sinking your teeth into its cheesy, meaty depths.
Riverside does come at a caloric cost; however. If you’re on a serious health kick, you’d probably want to save this for your cheat day. Even the mightiest of appetites are satisfied by just a couple of slices of Riverside Pizza. Of course, if you are the health nut that needs to know everything that goes into the pizza crust or how they make it, you’d best be sticking to your Lean Cuisines.
The Brutal Truth: I have yet to find a better pizza anywhere in the world; believe me, I’ve tried.