Casa Pearl and Precarious Beer are fun, delicious additions to the Williamsburg food and beverage scene.

Williamsburg’s expanding profile as a foodie haven has grown even more with the addition of two exciting additions – the delectable dining gem Casa Pearl, and the newly opened Precarious Beer Project beer hall.


Casa Pearl Oysters and Tacos opened six months ago in a renovated Texaco station on Merrimack Trail, near the Virginia Beer Company and such local favorites as Cochon on 2ndand Second Street American Bistro.

Husband-and-wife team Mikey and Chelsea Maksimowicz are formally trained chefs who became steeped in oysters while working in Charleston, S.C. They created their unique oysters and taco concept to offer a fun, relaxed experience to patrons of all ages, one that marries the fruits of the Chesapeake Bay with inspired taco creations.

Naturally, the delicious fried oyster taco is a signature dish at Casa Pearl. But do yourself a favor and also try the baked Chincoteague clams, among the many tempting options on the menu. Good luck stopping at just one order of either item, though!

It’s a great place to eat that’s always packed, so plan your visit. You can read all about the menu and the creations of this inspired restaurant/ bar at Casa Pearl Oysters and Tacos.


Precarious Beer Project is the next ambitious offering from the crew – Andrew Voss and Chris Cook — who brought the wildly popular Amber Ox Public House to Prince George St.

A few blocks over, on the bustling corner of Francis and S. Henry St. at Merchants Square, now comes Precarious Beer. The latter was space that used to be part of Amber Ox that the ownership team aims to turn into a thriving presence of its own.

The inviting, 9,700-square foot space is filled with communal tables, a long bar with a huge variety of brews and arcade games, including vintage pinball machines, and of course the 10-barrel brewing equipment.

Live music is also on tap at Precarious, as well as Electric Circus, the hall’s indoor “taco truck.” Outdoors is a 1,100 square-foot patio with a gas fireplace and room for 50 customers. Precarious opened this past weekend, the 8th of June, so stop by soon and check out the cool vibe you feel immediately upon walking through the doors.

Complete information about Precarious Beer Project can be found at its website here.

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