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Dinner at Truluck's

     Last night, we went to Truluck's on Westheimer for dinner and we had a great experience. We had a reservation and we were seated immediately at that time upon our arrival. They have over one hundred wine options by the taste, glass or bottle with a good price range. We decided to start with the Roederer Estate Brut. 
     It is Florida Stone Crab season so we added more of that to the cold seafood tower to begin our meal. The tower consists of Connecticut Blue Point oysters, jumbo boiled shrimp, the stone crab claws and Alaskan King crab cocktail. Everything was very fresh tasting and so good with the sparkling wine that we ended up adding a shrimp cocktail to get more of the jumbo shrimp. Next, we each ordered the Crab & Corn Chowder which was definitely the best that I have ever had. We followed that with steamed Alaskan King Crab legs with drawn butter. We had planned on adding the blue crab mac & cheese but decided that we were just getting too full at that point. Raul Rodriguez was our server and he provided us with excellent service throughout our evening.
     There was live music in the bar that could be enjoyed throughout the restaurant without it being overpowering for table conversation so we finished our evening with a final glass of Mumms Sparkling Rose at the table while we plotted how we would go about our next meal there. I hope to see the mac, some grilled fish and one of their fantastic looking desserts is in our near future!
Highly recommended for the quality of food, drink menu variety, ambiance and exceptional service!

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