Max's Wine Dive
With the motto “Fried Chicken and Champagne — Why The Hell Not?” Max’s Wine Dive announces upfront that at this restaurant the only culinary rules that apply are the ones you set. How about a nice shiraz to go with your Texas Haute Dog or a merlot to compliment your Max and Cheese (cavatappi pasta slathered in a sauce of Gruyere and black truffles)? Both are welcome at this rowdy establishment (which keeps the kitchen open until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday) with a jukebox that blares a mix of classic and more modern rock. An extensive list of reasonably priced wine, a wide range of beers including local favorites, and a dark-chocolate, ancho chile-flavored dessert appropriately called the “Big Ass Brownie” are all reasons to visit.