When Houston transplant Max's Wine Dive opened its brunch-friendly, chicken-fried doors in West Village without the promise of liquor, it’s safe to say Dallasites were more than a bit skeptical. How good could their fried chicken really be, and would it make up for their lack of bloody marys and screwdrivers to mitigate hangovers? The answer: real damn good.
A restaurant in Dallas that specializes in brunch and doesn't serve liquor survived almost four years before joining the
Along with offering cocktails, Max’s new executive chef Rex Turner is upping the ante by taking the food menu back to its roots. Along with Max's standards, you'll find a seasonal menu inspired by Turner's whims, like the tamarind-glaze salmon that features a reduced tamarind soda as the base of the glaze, and the Rice Krispie shrimp sprinkled with candied habanero.
Their slogan may be “Fried chicken and Champagne … Why the Hell Not?!” but we’ll take the liquor, too.
MAX’s Wine Dive, 3600 McKinney Ave.