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Bare Knuckle Pizza is all about great Neapolitan pies! We're bringing locally made, Wood-fired pizza to farmers' markets of San Jose!

Welcome to our Kickstarter Campaign!

Check out the video above to get an idea of what our project is all about.

We're in the final stages of opening a new wood-fired pizza cart in Santa Clara County called Bare Knuckle Pizza ("BK Pizza" for short).  We hope you'll come along for the ride by pledging to fund our project in exchange for some exclusive rewards.  It’s an ambitious project, but with your help we will make it happen. It's amazing what passion, hard work, and community support can accomplish when great food, especially handmade Neapolitan pizza pies are involved.  We created this Kickstarter page to make it easy to support our project.

When we reach our fundraising goal, you get the cool stuff and we get the financial support we need to complete our project. If we don't reach the goal, you don't lose any money (or get any cool stuff).  We can raise more than our target ($5k), so keep pledging if you want more cool stuff!

Here's a look at our Bare Knuckle Pizza T-shirt and Sticker:

Wait, what will Bare Knuckle Pizza be about?  Can you explain?

Bare Knuckle Pizza— will be a 'no frills' wood-fired mobile pizza cart taking Neapolitan pies to the streets, literally. Founded in 2012, BK Pizza will bring Neapolitan-style pizza to the Bay Area by only using local and fresh organic ingredients as much as possible.  BK Pizza will be serving the San Jose/South Bay/Santa Clara Co. community by offering our pies at local farmer's markets. In addition, we’ll be a catering parties and events per request.

Check out our website: www.bareknucklepizza.com for more info.

Viet Nguyen’s journey to becoming an artisan Neapolitan pie-maker began back in 1996 when he learned a basic pizza dough recipe from his sister in Indiana.  He followed his heart to California and then to NYC where he discovered how true Neapolitan pies are made in Brooklyn.  He was inspired to rework his original pizza dough recipe based upon his visit to the “Mecca” of Neapolitan pies.  After two years of experimenting and offering his pies to his family and friends, Viet finally created a Neapolitan pie crust that he’s proud to serve to the community. 

Bare Knuckle Pizza pays respect and homage to the orginal Neapolitan pies from Italy and Brooklyn.  We use the finest ingredients as our foundation, whether it's locally made flour or fresh mozz, artisan cheeses, & basil, plus imported San Marzano tomatoes.   

Here's a trial run of the BK Pizza dough in a wood-fired oven....It was awesome! 

We created this Kickstarter campaign to help fund the final push to open the mobile-pizza car/truck and to get our friends, family, coworkers, acquaintances, and local pizza lovers involved through a sense of collaborative ownership.  Nearly everyone we know has thought about being a part of a food project one day... now is your chance to own a small “piece of the pie!”  By funding our project this way, we can personally meet, thank, and celebrate with everyone who becomes a backer.  

This is a big project for me.  I've personally invested my own savings in the project/mobile wood-fired cart, but we need a bit more to reach the finish line!  Money raised through Kickstarter will primarily be used to purchase equipment and supplies to bring our mobile wood-fired pizza oven to San Jose farmers’ markets.  We're already in the process of getting the wood-fired oven, but we still need to purchase all the extras: the tent, pizza paddles & peels, wood-fired pizza oven supplies, wood, tables, signage, coolers, permits, licenses, certificates, etc.  Help us make the South Bay a place where we continue to build upon its food culture by supporting our project today.  We look forward to thanking you in person!

Any donation helps

Remember Kickstarter is all or nothing, so if we don’t reach our $5,000 dollar goal in twenty-seven days, we will not get any funds from any of you. We’ve worked really hard to put together some exciting rewards which are all listed at the right of the page. We can't wait to serve you delicious Neapolitan pies at farmers’ markets or cater your party/event in the greater South Bay.   

Credits

I have some awesome friends and family who made this Kickstarter page possible. I would like to thank Amal Mongia, www.amalphotography.blogspot.com, who helped shoot, direct and edit the video with me, and everyone who helped with the ideas, rewards, and inspiration for this project: Christine Ngo; Colleen Ngo; Van Tran; Mom; Dad; Uncle Minh; Kinneret Alexander; Christina Russell; Mike & Thao Nelson; Jack & Noah Nelson; Maddy, Cooper, & Lucy Mitchell; Chris & Hoang Mitchell; Rieder & Caitlien MacDonald; Lien & Todd MacDonald; Ellie & Katie Nguyen; Hung & Heather Nguyen; Patrick Ngo, Trung Ngo; My Indiana plus Eastbay Fam & Friends; Pete at Pizzaiolo; Manh & Kirstin Nguyen; Tony Mai; Betty Nguyen; Tony Nguyen; Dashiell Skuse; and Danny “Dandiggity” Le.  Also thanks to all the folks who’ve eaten my Neapolitan pies and who have given me feedback and moral support throughout this whole process.  And finally, I would like to especially thank Joy Liu of http://www.swashdesign.com/ for everything that she’s done, and providing all the ideas for the creative and design process…You’re the best! 

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    A personal and gracious thank you card for helping with this food project and an awesome Bare Knuckle Pizza sticker.

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    If you’re in the area, swing by the farmers’ market and we’ll give you one Neapolitan pie of your choice!

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    2 pizza pies of your choice and our Bare Knuckle Pizza sticker.

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    You’ll receive an original, hand-printed Bare Knuckle Pizza t-shirt with our cool logo! You can pick it up locally at any of our San Jose farmers’ market locations or we’ll ship it to you (add $5 for shipping). Please specify t-shirt size.

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    2 pizza pies of your choice, a Bare Knuckle Pizza t-shirt, and our awesome sticker.

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    For the "Out of Towners" you'll receive 2 Bare Knuckle Pizza t-shirts and 2 of our cool stickers.

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    Oh man, thank you for the Benjamin! You’ll receive a “Golden Punch” card for some yummy pies. The punch card is good for 10 fresh wood-fired Neapolitan pies from our cart. Anywhere we are set up that is not a private event, you can whip out your Golden Punch card and get a pie.

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    Check out the “Ringside.” Viet, owner of Bare Knuckle Pizza, will come to your house and give you a class on how to make your own pizza dough and all the accessories needed to make a classic Neapolitan pie. Limited to SF Bay Area.

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    The "Left Hook" gets you your own signature pizza. That’s right, we will name one of our Neapolitan pies after you! Pick the toppings and we’ll make it one of our specials of the week! You’ll also get a Golden Punch card for 10 Neapolitan pizza pies too.

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    The “Rumble in the Jungle.” We’ll set up a wood-fired pizza party at your house. 25 guest limit, 4 different kinds of pizza and assorted beverages for a 2 hour service. Ham it up with your friends and family while we serve you delicious Neapolitan pies! (within a 30-mile radius of San Jose)

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    Wow, thank you sooo much! With the "TKO", you’ll receive 15 of our original Neapolitan pies a year for as long as we’re open…For-ever! Plus, you'll get a signature pie that will be permanently on the menu and 15 Bare Knuckle Pizza t-shirts & stickers.

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