From Texas to the Midwest, Meet Chef Shane Flynn

Shane Flynn, Chef Partner We are lucky to work with a number of highly skilled leaders with incredibly diverse backgrounds. As the newest chef-partner among the ranks, Chef Flynn gets the honor of being the guinea pig for this kind of feature.  I have known and worked with Shane for almost a decade and was...

From Texas to the Midwest, Meet Chef Shane Flynn

Shane Flynn, Chef Partner We are lucky to work with a number of highly skilled leaders with incredibly diverse backgrounds. As the newest chef-partner among the ranks, Chef Flynn gets the honor of being the guinea pig for this kind of feature.  I have known and worked with Shane for almost a decade and was…

Training in a New World, Operation De-Goop and the Search for New and Exciting Products

 Brian Wubbena, Truluck’s Director of Culinary Welp, there is no getting around it. It is a strange new world out there. While there is certainly plenty to mope about, for the people that are willing to embrace the challenge and pivot, it can be exciting as well. I’ve personally learned a few things that interest…

How Riley Hutton Elevates Hospitality,
and Hospitality Elevates Him

Riley Hutton Director of Hospitality, Managing Partner 16th Year with Truluck’s “I was a shy, quiet, back-of-the-classroom kind of guy,” admits Riley Hutton, noting the irony of this statement, given his Director of Hospitality title. “The restaurant industry gave me more than a job, it gave me a voice, and an environment where I felt…

Bollinger Champagne Harvest

My Face-to-Grape Meeting with French Royalty.   Dave Mattern, Truluck’s Beverage Director I am the luckiest guy I know. I’m fortunate enough to work in the Hospitality industry, which means I am granted the privilege of creating lasting memories for nice people. On top of that, my role as Beverage Director enables me to introduce…

Choosing a Wine at Truluck’s

Pairing wine with food

Fresh thinking on the plate, and on the Web

  There’s an old saying dating back hundreds of years B.C., the gist of which is, “You cannot step into the same river twice.” The idea being that the river’s waters are constantly changing—and so are you. Here at Truluck’s, we’re always adapting to changes in cultural and culinary thinking, and the freshly reimagined website…

Malcolm Lopez • Chicago, IL

A stunning and unexpected evening! Decided that the son and I needed a nice dinner since we haven’t had one in a while…and I so wanted Stone Crab. From beginning to end the service was stunning. Food was fabulous. The little touches just add so much to a meal and make any meal a special…