Saturday, April 19, 2014

Breasts & Bubbly

Max's Wine Dive seamlessly merges comfort food and fine wine

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The fastest way to take the snobbery out of wine is to pair it with a gooey, grilled cheese sandwich.

Perhaps meatloaf and merlot is more your speed.

Or the pairing that's made Max's Wine Dive famous — fried chicken and Champagne.

Opening its first Dallas location today, this Texas-based wine shop/restaurant effortlessly pairs highbrow with lowbrow.

You'll find veal sweetbreads pot pie and foie gras sliders in a setting that smiles on shorts and flip-flops. Or enjoy a hot dog and a vintage Malbec, while decked out in a suit after work.

Here, there are no judgments.

And no mark-ups, either, as all wine bottles are sold at regular retail price. Max generously offers nine wines under $9, and you can enjoy any bottle at the bar, your table or to-go.

You can even order Dom Perignon Champagne by the glass, something practically unheard of.

Yet perfectly suited for a fried egg sandwich.

Max's Wine Dive maxswinedive.com
3600 McKinney Ave, Suite 100 (at Lemmon Ave.), Uptown
214-559-3483
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Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Best Bets: Fried Oyster "Nachos;" Kobe burger; Southern fried chicken
Nearby: The Quarter; Manny's Tex-Mex; Magnolia Theatre

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