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.
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