Known for taking decadent comfort food to the next level, Max’s Wine Dive’s chicken-fried lobster tail does not disappoint. A juicy piece of porcini-rubbed filet mignon is speared between the succulentlobster tail and a crispy cheddar and bacon potato waffle, which is doused with zesty green chile gravy. Read more.
On the surface, it would seem that 20 chefs whipping up five-course dinners using 51 toaster ovens and a score of butane stoves might result in more camp-out fare than gourmet. But that would be oh so wrong as Bon Vivant Houston’s annual “A Culinary Experience to Remember” is one of the best charity dinners of the year. Read more.
The Max’s Wine Dive table was served by retro waiters on roller skates; commotion from their jukebox-style playlist was heard far across the Royal Sonesta hotel ballroom. Read more.
Max’s is a great, upscale dive-bar styled restaurant. With a great wine and craft beer menu to compliment the dank food, it’s easily one of my top choices for a date night. Read more.
Both ceremonies and receptions can be held at any of the various configurations of the private rooms that make up fancy comfort food restaurant’s Max’s Wine Dive’s downstairs event space. Read more.
Known as a wine bar that takes its food to the max, there is no shortage of bodacious, rib-sticking dishes coming out of this kitchen. Read more.
So you know you probably want to eat something gooey or melty today, but why settle for a cheese pizza or a cheeseburger? How “gouda” would that be? Read more.
Tender chicken over white beans and spinach with roasted garlic, charred lemon and chicken jus will remind you of something your Grandma would have made. It was pure, rustic, hearty and delicious. I much preferred the use of chicken juices instead of a pasty gravy. Don’t hesitate to eat the skin. It’s part of the experience. Read more.
I’ve been aiming to get back to the not-very-divey MAX’s Wine Dive since I attended a grand opening event and had samples of, among other things, Chef Kevin Savoy’s spicy fried chicken drizzled with chipotle honey. Read more.
Over the course of a year, some dishes captivated either through originality, playfulness, spot-on technique or some ineffable “it” factor that lifted them above others. Read more.