What am I going to eat at Max's Wine Dive
- tdombrow Jul 24, 2011 08:40 AM
So I've finally decided to try out Max's for my birthday next week, and cannot figure out what to order. If any has been there, can you offer any suggestions?
Max's Wine Dive
207 San Jacinto, Austin, TX 78701
The burger, duh. It's been a couple of years, but it was once in the top burgers in Texas. *cough* brie *cough*
the fried chicken is pretty tasty, mainly b/c (i'm in love with!) it comes with habanero honey on the side. crunchy, salty hot fried chicken and sweet and spicy honey...so good. Also, if you're at all into creamy fatty goodness, the truffled Max and cheese is DEElicious!! the drunken bread was ok, but not my favorite. and i've heard the fried egg sandwich is great, i intend on getting that next time.
Went for lunch w/o realizing they have a stripped-down menu during those hours.
Weak. Their normally pretty good fried chicken was dry. The kobe meatloaf was smoky and spicy but something about it became overwhelming in a way by the end (like smoked chalk, if that makes any sense.) The ribs were mediocre -- reasonably tender, but sparse and the sauce was cloyingly sweet. All of the sides tasted like they had been prepared at 6 AM.
The good news is that the main menu (not available at lunch) still has the items I've liked, so maybe I'll try again for dinner sometime.