10 Fun Facts About Florida Stone Crab

10 Fun Facts About Florida Stone Crab   Menippe mercenaria is the scientific name for Florida stone crab Two species of stone crabs exist in the Southeastern United States: Menippe mercenaria in the peninsula of Florida, and Menippe adina in the northern and western Gulf of Mexico.   98% of stone crabs come from Florida Yeah, you…

Carry Out & Carry On: Truluck’s Half-Price Wines To-Go

Carry Out & Carry On:  Truluck’s Half-Price Wines To-Go By:  Truluck’s Beverage Director, Dave Mattern The weather is finally cooling off a bit after a long hot summer. Phew! After a season of drinking Champagne and many delicious white wines, I’m now in the mood for those glorious reds that will warm my body and…

Oh Captain, My Captain: Cary Grider

Oh Captain, My Captain: Cary Grider by Dave Mattern, Operating Partner & Director of Beverage Cary Grider grew up all over the place. His father was a high school Administrator/Principal and went wherever he was needed. Cary was born in Nebraska, moved to Oklahoma and finally made it to Texas when his father moved the…

Our Big, Fat, Exclusive New England Scallops

Our Big, Fat, Exclusive New England Scallops We might be biased, but we think our scallops are one of the best on the market. They’re untreated with terrific taste, texture, and size. Our scallops come from New Bedford, Massachusetts. The port is the largest natural scallop producer in the United States. These boats are run…

The Ins and Outs of Florida Stone Crab Season

Florida Stone Crab season is upon us, and for Truluck’s it always brings an air of excitement similar to Christmas morning. For over 30 years, the Florida stone crab has been the cornerstone of Truluck’s, and the reason is simple:  they are absolutely delicious. There is no dish as exquisite. They truly are the jewels…

The Conan Chronicles – Samir Canaan, Director of Culinary Operations

“There is always a way, if the desire be coupled with courage,” answered the Cimmerian. Samir Canaan (Sammy) is an incredibly important part of Truluck’s Restaurant Group. That’s a fact. He’s also a chef with an unusual story that speaks to his dedication to his family, craft, and continual growth. Although we affectionately call him…

South African Cold-Water Lobster

The Rolls-Royce of Lobster   We guess that we should get this out of the way first: it’s ourbelief that South African lobster tail is the best lobster dish that you’ll ever taste. Nothing else even comes close. Now, with that in mind, let’s chat about them in a little more detail. When most people…

Meet the Unstoppable Chef Misael Ramirez

Meet the Unstoppable Chef Misael Ramirez Misael is one of the kindest and most diligent human beings that we’ve ever met. It’s an absolute pleasure to work with him. His passion is unmatched, and as we talk about his story you’ll understand why. Chef Ramirez grew up on a small ranch in El Salvador with…

Chef Partner Paigton Wilson
“Master P”

Passionately Serving Exquisite Cuisine with a Smile Chef Paigton Wilson is our Chef Partner at our Southlake, Texas location. She has almost three years under her belt as the leader of our culinary team and has done a phenomenal job. As always, let’s do a little backstory and get some insight into her history and…

The Remarkable Journey of Chef Partner Odel Arencibia

The Remarkable Journey of Chef Partner Odel Arencibia When I usually write a story, I try to inject a little humor. This time, we’re going to do things a little differently. I’m going to report the exact story that I heard from our chef in Miami. His name is Odel Arencibia and, after over a…