Wow, the abbondanza of pizza places can’t stop, won’t stop (I am not complaining). First up, SQUARE PIE GUYS have officially opened their Ghirardelli Square location after running a soft opening for a bit. This is owners Danny Stoller and Marc Schechter’s third location, serving up their creative, Detroit-style, square-crusted, pan-baked pizzas, plus wings, sides, and salads, and local beer and expanded wine offerings. The 3,300-square-foot space is sleek and modern, and also has a 1,000-square-foot patio with waterfront views.
To kick off their new location and summer menu, they teamed up with 106.1 KMEL’s Shay Diddy, a San Francisco native. The Shay Diddy is a Detroit-style pie topped with white sauce, Italian sausage, roasted broccoli, chile flakes, and Mike’s Hot Honey. Tasty! From July to September, three percent of all Shay Diddy pizza sales will support Camp Mendocino and the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco. The awesome JLIN pie (white sauce, pepperoni, Italian sausage, chile flakes, Green Goddess dressing, parsley and grated grana cheese) is also back for three months, benefiting the Jeremy Lin Foundation, with Lin matching the donations. Hours are Sun-Thu 11:30am-9pm and Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm. 845 Beach St. at Larkin.
I had been tracking what Lane Ford and Eric Passetti were opening in the previous Jersey space in SoMa, and they just opened PIE PUNKS, serving East Coast pies, Detroit-style pizza, and thin and crisp grandma pies (and slices). Plus a few apps, tiki drinks, and beers. (Read more on Eater.) No apps for now, call 415-535-2898 to order for pick-up. Open Tue-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat noon-10pm. 145 2nd St. at Minna.
Some changes in the Flour+Water world: FLOUR+WATER PIZZERIA is no longer on Valencia (former partner David White left the group and is opening YELLOW MOTO PIZZERIA in its place very soon, you can peek at the upcoming menu here.
F+W co-chefs Thomas McNaughton and Ryan Pollnow and partners will reopen Flour+Water Pizzeria in North Beach in the former Rose Pistola location. Lundberg Design will be overseeing the transformation of the 4,000-square-foot space, which will include a glassed-in dough room. There will be a robust delivery and takeout business (they will be tweaking the Neapolitan-inspired dough for maximum portability), and group wine director Sam Bogue will oversee the wine, beer, and cocktail list. Look for a wintertime opening (and future to-go-only outposts). 532 Columbus Ave. at Union.
PIZZERIA DELFINA on California Street is reopening for lunch service Fri-Sun this coming weekend (starting at 12pm). You can check out their gorgeous remodel from Boor Projects and Cookline in the daylight now! 2406 California St. at Fillmore.
You’ll find some outdoor tables at the new Square Pie Guys Ghirardelli Square. Photo: Melati Citrawireja.