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Eat Me: Hangover Pot Pie at Max’s Wine Dive

dsc043542by Steven Doyle

For those three day weekend revelers may we introduce you to the Hangover Pot Pie available only at Max’s Wine Dive. We say three day weekend because Max’s has their famous Friday through Sunday brunch where they offer this peculiar dish.    Continue reading

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Red Mare To The Max

redmare1by Andrew Chalk

Max’s Wine Dive, the happening wine bar in Uptown that thinks you should eat more chicken with your Champagne (and vice versa) has started holding wine dinners. They will take place about once a month, although the precise schedule is still bubbling up in their LEED Certified schedule producing machine. To break the ice (somewhat literally) last week, they hosted Red Mare Wines from Napa Valley with Dallas-based owner Jim Striegel in attendance.

Striegel’s association in Napa Valley goes back a long way. As a young man he helped his father plant vineyards in the Stag’s Leap District when there were only ten wineries in Napa. After a successful business career he returned to start his own winery in the mid 2000s. He called the doyenne of California winemakers, Heidi Barrett, for recommendations on a winemaker. Barrett recommended her assistant at Paradigm winery at the time, Anne Vawter, and Vawter began a winemaking and partial ownership relationship with Red Mare that continues to this day.     Continue reading

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Max’s Goes Mad For Fall


by Andrew Chalk

Max’s Wine Dive in Uptown has firmly established itself for both lunch and dinner. Chef Patrick Russell confirmed what my eyes had led me to suspect – the fried chicken is the single most popular menu item. However, maybe to prove that there is a lot more to Max’s than chicken, they hosted a media dinner last week and Crave was there.

First, some background. ‘Dive’ is too denigratory a word. Max’s is very comfortable. The ‘dive’ term just refers to its casual, come-as-you-are atmosphere. One exception: two of the women at the communal (to the extent that members of the media can commune with each other) table said that they want the U.S. Navy approved grey ship paint to end at the door of the women’s room. Upscale the interior a bit.    Continue reading


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Look For Two Freshly Opened Restaurants In Fort Worth: Little Red Wasp And MAX’s Wine Dive

red waspby Steven Doyle

One of our very favorite restaurants in downtown Fort Worth has always been Grace. The restaurant cheffed by Blaine Staniford. The restaurant enjoys a unique blend of refined steakhouse with a marvelous wine program (once curated by Ryan Tedder), and a more relaxed lounge with kicked up bar fare. Now owner Adam Jones has another feather in his restaurateur cap called Little Red Wasp.

Little Red Wasp is definitely more casual serving a burger, a hot dog and a massive Rueben. There are plenty of meatier items such as a potato crusted fish, short ribs and a New York strip.   Continue reading


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Max’s Wine Wars Enrich Uptown

max1by Andrew Chalk

At the busy corner of Lemmon and McKinney Avenue, right next to the northbound trolley stop and just a couple of blocks from my dog’s favorite park (Mutts) is Max’s Wine Dive. I was initially off put by its slogan “Fried Chicken and Champagne?…Why The Hell Not?!” It seemed that chicken could go with so much more types of wine.         Continue reading


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Max’s Wine Dive Has Killer Cinnamon Rolls

DSC05822by Steven Doyle

A sweet note to end this long work week. If you have not tried the brunch at Max’s Wine Dive, it is worth an investigation. There are plenty of things to choose from that are uniquely Max’s such as the Chicken Fried Steak and Waffles or the Waygu Steak and Eggs, but one thing you must order are their cinnamon rolls.

The cinnamon rolls at Max’s come three to an order and are laced with a royal icing and are as flaky and tender as a roll could be.

The fresh juice mimosas are pretty special as well.

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