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Any oysters shuckers out there for a small private party?

Cheesy Oysters Feb 8, 2011 01:26 PM

I got in touch with Hog Island and their rates are a little high for my budget. I'm wondering if anyone has hired anyone to shuck oysters. This will be for a small party for around 50 people and there will be other stuff to munch and drink. Please let me know. Thanks,

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    abbyj Feb 9, 2011 11:21 AM

    One of the best is Bill. He's an acclaimed oysterman, reasonable in his prices, and I've attended more than a dozen parties and openings he's catered with his excellent oysters. Luscious, fresh, and beautifully presented, they are fabulous. He also does oyster shots, if you request them. You won't regret calling him. He's a staple in the entire Bay area, and we seek him out. Good luck!


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      Cheesy Oysters Feb 9, 2011 04:29 PM

      Thanks for the suggestions. A good friend of mine is going to give it a whirl.

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        chefdanc Feb 9, 2011 04:53 PM

        Smart, use the money you save for more wine!

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          wolfe Feb 9, 2011 04:59 PM

          One word. glove.

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            tpc Feb 9, 2011 07:58 PM

            With a handle like "Cheesy Oysters", you must really like oysters (and cheese). For your friend:

            Greg Hinds, of the Hog Island Oyster Co. in San Francisco, showed Chronicle writer Olivia Wu how to shuck oysters like a pro.
            Duration: 6:19. File size: 48 MB. Camera and editing: James Irwin, Chronicle Staff

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              Cheesy Oysters Feb 10, 2011 10:47 AM

              Thanks everyone. I am going to order oysters from Hog Island. I did get quotes from both Hog Island and Bill. I would have gone with Bill if my friend wasn't up for the task. Bill was friendly, prompt, and more affordable. Cheeses will also be prominent on the menu. My friends and I were always looking for restaurants that served oysters and cheese for dessert so that is how I ended up with my CH moniker.

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                abbyj Feb 10, 2011 05:44 PM

                Cheesy Oysters, Sounds like you figured it out. If you like restaurants that serve really fresh oysters and cheese plates, have you tried Elite Cafe on Fillmore? Wonderful, just fabulous, especially having the fresh oyster array with their Meetinghouse Biscuits and deviled eggs. One of the best places ever. You'll never want to leave.

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