File under #mustknow. Learn how to shuck oysters and clams. Different techniques. Oysters may seem harder as bigger and gnarlier looking but once you try a few times, hell you can use a freekin screwdriver to open them... On that not Boston shop Ball&Buck doing a neat 1 hour shuck-oyster / tie bow-tie / bourbon-tasting on Father's day. A very reasonable $10. More info here.
Clams can be trickier simply because keeping the meat intact is hard if you don't get it right. Found this great little video that outlines the key maneuver - swing the point in. Watch and see. #littlenecks #mignonette #yum