A New England style clam shack with raw bar, lobster and clam rolls, and ice cold beer coming soon to Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood! Read more
This project was successfully funded on August 10, 2011.
About this project
When we were growing up our mothers always told us if we kept screwing around one day we'd be working behind a deep fryer somewhere.
Now we're looking to make that dream into a reality with Littleneck...Brooklyn's first and only New England-style clam shack! We've crafted a menu of favorites like the whole bellied fried Ipswitch clam roll, lobster rolls, a full raw bar, burgers, and ice cold beer all with a firm commitment to mitigating a portion of the environmental hardship associated with putting supper on the table. Littleneck will be sourcing ingredients from local and sustainable suppliers (although, scout's honor, we promise not to get our seafood out of the Gowanus Canal, a polluted industrial inlet and reputed mafia dumping ground!) and supporting the burgeoning network of growers and producers committed to shouldering a portion of that responsibility. Additionally, we plan to compost all of our food scraps and make sure nothing goes to waste. And eventually we'd even like to convert a vehicle over to run on SVO, or straight vegetable oil, the exact same stuff we are using to fry the clams, taking it out of the grease trap and putting it straight into the van!
But first we are just focused on getting up and running.
We've already signed a lease on a 1,200 square foot space in the Gowanus neighborhood and have begun making renovations using as many reused, reclaimed, repurposed, and recycled materials as possible, keeping them out of the landfill and giving them a new lease on life. Whatever we can get our hands on that works! With a keen eye for architectural salvage and some ace carpentry skills we can raise our bar (both literally and figuratively!) without razing a forest.
And as Littleneck grows we look forward to being afforded greater resources and opportunities to give something back and support the various environmental and social causes that directly affect the community around us.
We are building Littleneck ourselves, from gutting the space to framing out the walls to building the bar and booths and rehabilitating the original wooden floors and tin ceiling. Right now we are raising funding to purchase eco-friendly kitchen equipment, reclaimed wood, counter tops, light fixtures, and furniture for the dining room.
We realize that our efforts alone won't cause an overnight change in the way the vast majority of businesses operate but by standing steadfast with a few guiding principles we hope to be part of a chain reaction that will change the way people look at their relationship with the foods they eat and how that fits into the larger picture of the world we live in.
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Pledge $1 or more
A $1 pledge will earn you the love and respect of the Littleneck crew and bragging rights to all your friends that you were a part of America's next top clam shack.
Pledge $10 or more
For a $10 donation (or more!) you will receive a free beverage of your choice on your next visit to Littleneck.
Pledge $25 or more
Pledge $25 or more and receive a swank t-shirt or tote bag emblazoned with the Littleneck logo as well as a free beverage of your choosing.
Pledge $50 or more
For $50 or more you will receive the t-shirt or tote bag, the free beverage of your choice, and a raw bar tasting platter OR lobster roll.
Pledge $150 or more
Pledge $150 or more and you get the t-shirt or tote bag, the free beverage of your choice plus an invite to a special private friends and family tasting dinner where you can sample a vast array of dishes from our menu and raw bar.
Pledge $500 or more
For $500 or more you will get a complimentary dinner for 4 including beverages and a raw bar tasting platter, BOTH the t-shirt AND the tote bag, and an invite to the special friends and family tasting dinner.
Pledge $1,000 or more
A thousand bucks is nothing to sneeze at! For a donation of a grand you (plus a guest) will receive a complimentary round of drinks and 2-for-1 raw bar specials every time you dine with us for 12 months plus a complimentary dinner for 4 including beverages and a raw bar tasting platter, BOTH the t-shirt and the tote bag, an invite to the special friends and family tasting dinner and, of course, bragging rights to all of your pals!
Pledge $5,000 or more
Look at you Big Baller! Drop a cool 5 Gs on us and you and a guest get A FREE ROUND OF BEERS AND A PLATTER FROM OUR RAW BAR EVERY TIME YOU SET FOOT IN THE DOOR...FOR LIFE!!!! Plus a complimentary dinner for 4 including beverages plus a raw bar tasting platter, an invite to our friends and family tasting dinner and both the stylish yet versatile t-shirt and tote bag emblazoned with the Littleneck logo! WHATTA DEAL!!!!
- (34 days)