First there was a flat spot: Then, after lots of permitting and complicated plumbing work, there was another, harder flat spot: And now we have a flat spot with walls! It's really exciting. Here's our builder, Cory, looking happy it's not raining:
Each year we comb through our brick-and-mortar store for delicious holiday treats to offer online. This year we've put together a Northwest sample pack, featuring chocolate from Theo Chocolates, cheese from Mt. Townsend Creamery, crackers from La Panzanella, and smoked salmon and oysters from yours truly. We're also offering a raw oyster basket, featuring 2.5 dozen of our extra small Hama Hamas, a lemon, a shucking knife, and a how-to guide to shucking oysters. Available through the end of the year from our online store, or by calling 888-877-5844. We wish we could sell Hama Hama Christmas trees online... but alas they don't fit well in our shipping boxes....
Last Friday the Hama Hama mobile shucking crew made a guest appearance at the French-American Chamber of Commerce's 15th annual Seattle Beaujolias Nouveau festival, held at the Lake Union Armory. We shucked 80 dozen oysters in a little under 3 hours, occasionally breaking free from the oyster booth to wander around and graze on all the other delicious food, including chocolate from the new Seattle chocolate store, Chocopolis, and bread from Boulangerie Nantaise. The sign. The scene. Sibling concentration. Interesting article about this year's beaujolais crop, here.
woo hoo! We're really excited about our new building! The new, improved, combined shucking/packing/retail store building will be built behind the current store. It will have absolutely killer views of the Canal and the Olympics. So far we've just built an anti-siltation fence and begun work on the stormwater collection ponds, but it feels good to be moving dirt around. Stay tuned for more updates on the progress of the building, which will (hopefully) be done in early 2009.