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First Look: MAX’s Wine Dive

by Steven Doyle

MAX’s Wine Dive makes its debut today with doors opening promptly at 4pm. This is the legendary restaurant that is known for their Kobe beef hot dog, fried chicken and Dom Perignon by the glass. It’s the bad boy of the neighborhood, inspired by the best dive bars in Texas, but with a wicked twist.  We checked out the restaurant last night during one of the preview events, and certainly were not disappointed.

The atmosphere is fairly typical with few exceptions. The restaurant features a large kitchen that is as wide as the bar and very open so you can view the action as your Veal Sweet Bread Pot Pie or Chicken Fried Brussel Sprouts are being concocted by chef Patrick Russell, formerly of Craft Dallas. Both of those dishes are crazy good. What is unexpected are the walls stuffed high and wide with glassware and bottles upon bottles of wine. It is interesting to note that chef Russell served us our last meal at Craft and our first at MAX’s. Continue reading

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MAX’s Wine Dive Announces Dallas Team

MAX’s Wine Dive is opening in September and today has announced their staff both front of the house and in the kitchen the line-up is impressive and no doubt the Dallas outpost which will be located in uptown on McKinney across from the West Village.

MAX’s is known for their irreverent look at a wine bar, serving up Southern fried chicken and a special hot dog that should rival all the new dogs barking on the Dallas scene.             Continue reading

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