East Bound and Down: Loaded Up and Shuckin'
 
 
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THE LITTLE CREEK SHUCK BUS

Little Creek Oysters takes its show on the road in a restored 1965 International Harvester Metro Van.

Equipped for fun- the Shuck Bus can bring the full range of Little Creek action to your event.  Whether you want a dressed up raw bar or a down and dirty 'Shuck Your Self" party, or anything in between- we've got you covered!

 
 
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The TRUCK

Little Creek rolls deep in our 1965 International Harvester Metro.  This iconic work van was nearly unchanged from 1946 until 1966.  From the drafting table of Raymond Loewy, the man behind the iconic Coke bottle shape and many other iconic modern designs, these vans plied the United States delivering bread and milk door to door, as utility trucks and even ambulances.

Ours is outfitted with refrigeration and running water and is ready for set-up at your location.  We shuck outside the truck so guests can watch the action!  


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Our Services

 
 

OYSTERS

Just as in the shop, we select from the best local oyster growers at any given week.   Whether your raw bar is a single grower or a tasting menu, we know every hand behind every oyster, how they are grown, what the characteristics are and can even guide oyster novices through a first try.

While we traditionally present a regional only product, we can easily bring in some favorites from around the country if you want something special. 


Other SEafood

Fill out your raw bar options with littleneck clams, shrimp, crab, smoked fish, and more.  Just ask.


Some like it hot

Never fry, but grill?  YES!  We can bring a wood fire for a traditional oyster roast or gas grill for simplicity and show you what happens to a great oyster when a little heat is added...and maybe some grilling butters!


OPTIONS

Get creative- How about a "Shuck Your Self" event, or perhaps a focused tasting event where we concentrate on a region.  Pairing events are always popular- sake, beer, wine taste pairings for example.

 

BEER & WINe tastings

We are able to provide a location bar with beer, wine, and sake to compliment the raw bar.  Whether this is integrated with the oysters as a pairing or simply to support your event is something we can help arrange.

 

THE SET-UP

The ShuckBus is lightweight and reasonably compact- not much longer/wider than a van or large SUV.  We will set up next to the van, with simple tables and market umbrellas.  Our shucking stand is a vintage, period appropriate feed galvanized trough that shows our oysters off beautifully and contains any mess.    We bring loads of beautiful crushed ice and hidden buckets collect the icemelt.  We provide galvanized waste cans for shell collection and can work with you if you have specific needs.  


No Room for THE TRUCK?

We can set up in your venue without the truck, but may need to talk through the site to make sure we can accommodate cold holding needs.


WHAT WE NEED

We need about an hour to load in and set up.  Each LCO shucker can easily open and display 300 beautiful oysters per hour, and service can be expected to last about 3 hours (though your guests may dictate how soon the oysters run out!!)  We need about  6 feet from the front edge of the raw bar to the side of the truck and an additional 9 feet for the truck width.  The truck is 15 feet long, so total required area would be approximately.

Little Creek consistently carries only the best local shellfish, declared an ‘Oyster Oasis” by author Rowan Jabobsen and voted Best Raw Bar by Dan’s Papers, top rated in TripAdvisor and Yelp.
— We look forward to working with you!
 
 
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SAMPLE rates

 
 

$1400

OYSTER BAR- (200 oysters)

The ShuckBus will arrive with cocktail size raw oysters (perfect half shell size), an expert Little Creekmaster-shucker,  famous LCO mignonettes, hot sauces and lemons, kraft cocktail napkins, sustainable tasting plates, wooden cocktail forks and a rustic galvanized bucket for discarding shells. (1 shucker)

$1/each

Littleneck Clams (add-on)

Add in a little variety with crowd favorite littleneck clams.  We suggest sustainable sourced clams from the cold waters of Maine.

(Alternatively-total raw bar count can be a mix of oysters and clams).

 

 

$1750

Oyster Bar (600 Oysters)

The ShuckBus will arrive with cocktail size raw oysters (perfect half shell size), an expert Little Creekmaster-shucker,  famous LCO mignonettes, hot sauces and lemons, kraft cocktail napkins, sustainable tasting plates, wooden cocktail forks and a rustic galvanized bucket for discarding shells. (1 shucker)

$10pp

SHRIMP cocktail (add-on)

House poached shrimp and our signature spicy cocktail sauce make an irresistible compliment to our raw bar.  Price based upon 1/4 pund per person or roughly 5 shrimp. 

 

 

$2500

Oyster Bar (1000 oysters)

The ShuckBus will arrive with cocktail size raw oysters (perfect half shell size), an expert Little Creekmaster-shucker,  famous LCO mignonettes, hot sauces and lemons, kraft cocktail napkins, sustainable tasting plates, wooden cocktail forks and a rustic galvanized bucket for discarding shells. (2 shuckers)

$400

Oyster ROAST/GRILL (add-on)

Anyone who has been to an LCO Sunday BBQ knows that something magical happens to the oysters when fire gets involved.  We'll bring the grill and a selection of Little Creek grilling butters.

 
 
 

 

NO IDEA IS TOO CRAZY- JUST ASK!

 
 
 

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CONTACT US

 

The best thing to do is to get in touch and talk through your event idea.  Drop us a note and we can get the ball rolling!