The covered alcove was originally supposed to be a grocery pick-up lane for the adjacent Giant, but when that plan was scrapped… there was the pearl in Shaw’s new Oyster Oyster.
The open-air garage space decorated with trippy murals and Max Kuller’s vintage game machine collection is playing host to “2 Hour Parking” food and fun parties every Friday and Saturday night featuring oysters, pizza, and unlimited pinball.
$400 will get a group (of up to six) the private space for up to two hours — thus “Two Hour Parking” — for a “boozy oyster and pizza feast” curated by Chef Rob Rubba and Beverage Director Sarah Horvitz. The party includes four dozen raw oysters, four cowabunga pizzas*, and four bottles of wine/pitchers of beer or cider.
The Oyster Oyster space is also currently hosting a daytime pop-up featuring local Lorton, VA-based RĀKO Coffee Roasters through February. Operating every Wednesday through Sunday from 8am-2:30pm in front of the Oyster Garage, guests will find espresso carts dispensing made-to-order milk and alt-milk based espresso drinks, baked goods and teas from Chef Rubba, and a retail shop selling brewing essentials and bagged coffee.
*Vegetarian and vegan varieties, which may include kale/sunflower crema/garlic/chili flake, roasted pumpkin/pepita ricotta/fennel, or last-of-the season-tomatoes/meadowrella/