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Bread heads Bread heads new location in downtown Kitchener is opening soon.

I just drove by 16 Duke Street East, just a couple doors down from Kitchener’s favorite and newly expanded Mexican restaurant Holy Guacamole (between Queen and Frederick Street) and noted that Bread heads new location looks just about ready to open. Bread Heads offers a delicious variety of wood fired goodies.

According to Bread Heads website, the new store opening date is a moving target of “any day now”.

The new oven is the same as their mobile oven, except it has legs instead of wheels! Any one of us that have enjoyed Bread Head’s pizza at the festivals around town and the province are waiting not so patiently for the opening day. Downtown Kitchener is in for a treat as Bread Heads (finally) adds a permanent retail location!

The new location is at 16 Duke Street East will offer the pizzas we love and an expanded menu as well as any made to order pizza from the selection of toppings Bread Heads have on the day.

Want to know more? Want to read some history while you wait?

The Bread heads oven was hand crafted by Refratarri Valoriani, the same family of artisans that have been making wood fired ovens since 1890.

During World War II, many of the large communal ovens (that were common in Italian villages) were destroyed. The Italian government commissioned Sylvio Valoriani, the founder and President of Refrattari Reggello, to design an oven to meet the country’s urgent need for replacement ovens. As a specialist in refractory clay, Valoriani’s objective was to design a smaller, prefabricated oven, allowing for quick assembly and faster heating times.

As a result, the Modular Pizza Oven was invented – and then in Italy in 1946, patented. This  design made Modular Oven ownership possible for everyone; and is still the standard for wood fired pizza ovens worldwide.

Today, Valoriani ovens are still made in Refrattari Reggello, high in the hills of Tuscany’s beautiful countryside. The company is now managed by Sylvio’s son, Massimo Valoriani, the ovens are distributed worldwide.

Wow, how ‘bout that?

Where: 16 Duke Street East, Kitchener

When: soon

For more information please visit website. Check out the pizzas, yum!

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