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…

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…

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…

From Texas to the Midwest, Meet Chef Partner 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…

Family Matters – Chef Partner Manuel Vera

“Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad.” – Unknown “Starched, creased, suited and booted” – Chef Manny Vera Manuel (Manny) Vera has been with the Truluck’s Restaurant Group since 1998. He’s a chef partner, strong leader, and runs a kitchen that I’d be happy to eat off the floor of….

Pouring with Purpose
J. Lohr Wine Pairings at Truluck’s this October

One Wine With a Purpose: J. Lohr and Truluck’s team up in October against Breast Cancer With sustainably farmed estate vineyards in Monterey, Paso Robles, and Napa Valley J. Lohr Vineyard & Wines is one of California’s best-known wine producers. Founded over five decades ago, J. Lohr is still family-owned after all these years. If…

Unmatched Seabass:  How Our Chilean Seabass Won Me Over

Unmatched Seabass:  How Our Chilean Seabass Won Me Over I have a confession: I don’t love seabass. Many years ago, I had an experience that put me off of the deep-water white fish for years. But this is a great example of when the ingredient is not respected, it can have long-term consequences, some far…

All Rise. The King is Here.

Pristine and Purposeful: Learn the Full, Meaty Story Behind Our Alaskan Prime King Crab Legs This story starts off in the cold, bitter, salty waters of the Alaskan/Russian coasts where for a 10-day period in October, our trusted boats and crabbers hand-select brawny, massive Prime King Crabs from their hauls to ship our way for…

The Ups and Downs of Stone Crab Season

We’re Extremely Particular About the Claws We Serve Only when our trusted fishermen and packers have a good day on the boat, will we have a robust Stone Crab supply to serve our guests. Since we only work with a select few just as committed to quality and sustainable practices as we are, when their…

A Conversation with Javier Pagés, President of the D.O. Cava

A Conversation with Javier Pagés, President of the D.O. Cava and Dave Mattern, Truluck’s Director of Beverage Javier Pagés has presided over the Regulatory Council of the CAVA Protected Designation of Origin since 2018. Over his long career, he has held important positions and gained considerable experience as a CEO, director, and president. He also…