“Fried chicken & Champagne?…Why the hell not?!”

…and that’s how it’s done at Max’s Wine Dive in San Antonio. I have heard good things and after reviewing the menu, I had to check this spot out. Fried chicken? Champagne? Let’s do this…

The restaurant is stylish and laid-back, but they’re serious about their food + wine selections.  The eclectic menu offers casual down-home dishes with a modish flare.  Selecting what to order was a tough decision. I would’ve liked to have tried them all, but these dishes are rich & satisfying, so come hungry!



 We decided to start with the drunken bread, which is a combination of sourdough, thyme and prosciutto, all soaked in white wine custard, and topped with a decadent selection of cheeses. It was very rich and best for sharing.


Our knowledgeable server Lauren was on-point, and helped us to find wines to our liking. You can order by the glass, bottle, or even ask to sample. Max’s offers a broad wine assortment, whether they be local, California, or International, there is a glass to suit every taste bud.

As for the entrées, I decided to go with a personal Southern favorite, shrimp & grits. It was really excellent. Shrimp with a butter sauce was perfect atop Max’s jalapeño cheddar grits. I would order this again, no doubt.Ali decided to go with a seasonal special, Cracklin’ Chicken & Butternut Squash Risotto. It was served amidst a cinnamon brandy reduction. It was fantastic.Last but certainly not least, Dave went for Max’s Famous Southern Fried Chicken. And I can certainly see why it’s famous. Max’s gives theirs a flare by crisping-up jalapeno & buttermilk marinated chicken, low and slow. They serve it over mashed taters, side of collard greens, and some Texas toast if you’re not totally full yet. And if there is a possibility you haven’t achieved max capacity, there are some sweet desserts. We went with the 50/50 and tried the chocolate brownie and a seasonal banana fosters bread pudding…it went faster than we’d like to admit…I not only left with a blissful food coma, I left with some pretty awesome wine too. At night’s end, Max’s discounts a large selection of their bottled wine at cost. This means a big discount for you!  The experience, service, and food was awesome & I look forward to going back next time I’m in TX. Max’s is definitely worth a visit, www.maxswinedive.com. So, go check them out!

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