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Max’s Wine Dive creates its own unique style with gourmet comfort food

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Max’s Wine Dive uniquely combines gourmet comfort food and a top shelf wine selection. (Christopher Saul / The Daily Campus)

MAX’s Wine Dive is not your typical restaurant. The combination of comfort food and a highly commended wine list is a unique concept. MAX’s opened in September on the corner of Lemmon and McKinney Avenue.

This restaurant is Texas’ fourth MAX’s Wine Dive, with other locations in Houston, Austin and San Antonio. It is an offshoot from the owner of Lasco Enter Enterprises LLC’s Tasting Room Wine Cafes, which is a popular wine bar that serves tapas based in Houston.

Max’s has over 150 kinds of wine available by the glass and bottle. Every wine on the menu is available for retail sale, either by the bottle or case. Patrons can also get Dom Perignon by the glass.

The menu will satisfy anyone’s comfort food cravings. A must try is their Max ‘n Cheese, which is made with cavatappi pasta in truffle cream with fresh provolone, white cheddar, gruyere and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Max’s shrimp and grits, although a typical southern dish, has an unusual aspect to it.

The shrimps come with the head on. Max’s cooks the shrimp fully intact. Although the presentation is amazing, it can be difficult to eat.

Max’s slogan is “Fried Chicken and Champagne…? Why the Hell Not?!” . It is no surprise that Max’s Famous Southern Fried Chicken is one of the most popular items on the menu. This dish is served with mashed potatoes, collard greens and Texas toast.

After dinner, another must try is Max’s Peanut Butter Brownie which is topped with chocolate ice cream, bacon-toffee popcorn and chocolate ganache.

The restaurant set up has two walls of windows, giving the place a great view and warm ambiance. The restaurant accommodates large groups well. Reservations are recommended if you plan to dine in on a Friday or Saturday night as well as for Sunday brunch.

Max’s offers lunch, happy hour, dinner and a late night menu. Located in Uptown Dallas, Max’s also offers a weekend brunch. For those with a sweet tooth, the “RVP,” which stands for red velvet pancakes, is a delectable dish that will have you craving it for every brunch after.

In the “RVP,” there are three red velvet pancakes topped with a dollop of lemon cream cheese frosting.

Whether you’re going for lunch, dinner or brunch, Max’s is the perfect gourmet comfort food restaurant that will have your mouth-watering with every dish.

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