Pop-up pizza kitchen at old Breadico site to raise money for skate park

Feb. 12, 2019

The pizza oven at the former Breadico retail site is being fired up again for a fundraiser Saturday to help build a skate park in Sioux Falls.

Totally Rad Pizza is the creation of Beau Vondra at Look’s Market, who’s also on the marketing board for the Sioux Falls Skatepark Association.

“The pop-up kitchen is more of a fun thing that I wanted to do and an awesome cause to raise money for,” Vondra said.

Vondra is planning to make 150 pizzas with the help of Kyle Johnson of the former Staff of Life Bakery and Ryan Tracy, the chef for the new Fernson Brewing Co. venture in his former downtown restaurant. They’ll be making margherita, pepperoni, and sausage and olive pizzas.

All of the proceeds from the pizza sales and $1 of every beer sold at Fernson on 8th next door will go to the Skatepark Association. People can eat their pizza in either space or take it to go.

Vondra, who’s a partner at Look’s and also the owner of sauce maker Dagger & Arrow, is ready to share his pizza-making skills with a larger audience.

“I did a test-run with David (Napolitano) to see how my recipes would work in his ovens. He’s been a great guy to let us use his space.”

While the new concept Look’s Market is creating in the former Callaway’s space will have wood-fired pizza, it won’t be Totally Rad, Vondra said.

“Totally Rad is a pop-up concept and likely will remain that for the near-to-distant future.”

He wanted to bring it to life though for a cause that’s important to him.

“I was a skateboarder growing up,” Vondra said. “It kind of helped shape my life a little bit — the friends I hung out with, the music. All of that led me to the culinary industry.”

The Sioux Falls Skatepark Association is working to build a concrete park, likely at the Drake Springs Skateboard Park on the east side of downtown.

“We really want kids now to grow up with something we didn’t have.”

The event starts at 5 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. or when the pizzas are gone.

Pop-up pizza kitchen at old Breadico site to raise money for skate park

The pizza oven at the former Breadico retail site is being fired up again for a fundraiser Saturday to help build a skate park in Sioux Falls.

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