ALERT: New flour + water Pizzeria Is Giving Away Free Pizzas

Red sauce on pizza dough at flour + water Pizzeria. (Angelina Santana)

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Ten years after flour+water originally opened at 20th and Harrison in San Francisco, the Mission hot spot's first pizza venture will open its doors this month. Chef Thomas McNaughton's flour + water Pizzeria will open in the same neighborhood at 702 Valencia Street on June 3rd, less than a mile away from his first restaurant.

It's probably safe to say that Chef McNaughton loves pasta (example, he dressed his daughter up as a rigatoni), but he also loves pizza, and this new venture is all about sharing his obsession with the Bay Area.

"Pizza has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up in South Jersey, outside of Philly, where family-run pizza joints have cult-like followings and everyone thinks they're a pizza connoisseur. I love that about pizza. It's truly for all," says McNaughton.

flour + water Pizzeria's dough is fermented over three days.
flour + water Pizzeria's dough is fermented over three days. (Angelina Santana)

Like the flour + water Neapolitan, the pizza dough at the new pizzeria slowly ferments over three days, giving it a complex depth of flavor, but everything else from prepping to toppings to baking will have its own special flour + water Pizzeria touch. Diners will have ten different pizza options to choose from (five red pizzas and five white pizzas), but the menu also offers salads, seasonal vegetable antipasti, soft serve ice cream and some classic favorites inspired by Chef McNaughton's Jersey roots like Mozzarella Sticks, Chopped Salad, and Ricotta and Prosciutto Meatballs.

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The pizzeria will have plenty of outdoor seating (again, bring family and friends and devour these 13" pies together). and there will be a separate entrance designed for takeout orders. At this separate entrance, McNaughton will offer a daily pizza special called The Big Slice: it's equivalent to ¼ of a full pie and it will NOT be available on the regular menu.

Their to-go counter will also have vanilla, chocolate and swirl soft serve ice cream to go in a cup or a cone, and the toppings are just as simple: rainbow sprinkles, olive oil and sea salt, Amarena cherries or Mike's Hot Honey. If you want your pizza delivered so you can eat from the comfort of your couch while watching the new Bachelorette, flour + water Pizzeria has an exclusive partnership with Caviar.

Keep an eye out while you're walking around the city for a chance to win free pizza when they open! That's right, I said FREE.

flour + water Pizzeria is planting these branded coins (as seen above) around San Francisco, and each one is good for a free pie. Keep an eye out on their Instagram account @flourandwaterpizzeria for clues!

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