Courtesy of Max's Wine Dive

Max’s Wine Dive, Austin

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Chefs who try to
fancify lowbrow food warrant suspicion but not immediate dismissal. Max’s Wine
Dive in Austin is a perfect example of why checking it out is smart. Advertised
awkwardly as “upscale comfort food,” its fried chicken is better described as
Tex-Mex soul. Cooks soak the chicken for 24 to 36 hours in a jalapeño
buttermilk marinade before deep-frying to order, which allows just enough kick
to pair surprisingly well with a flute of champagne. Yes, Max’s Wine Dive is
the kind of joint where ordering a glass of bubbly with fried chicken is par
for the course.

America's Best Fried Chicken

Max’s Wine Dive, Austin

Chefs who try to
fancify lowbrow food warrant suspicion but not immediate dismissal. Max’s Wine
Dive in Austin is a perfect example of why checking it out is smart. Advertised
awkwardly as “upscale comfort food,” its fried chicken is better described as
Tex-Mex soul. Cooks soak the chicken for 24 to 36 hours in a jalapeño
buttermilk marinade before deep-frying to order, which allows just enough kick
to pair surprisingly well with a flute of champagne. Yes, Max’s Wine Dive is
the kind of joint where ordering a glass of bubbly with fried chicken is par
for the course.

Courtesy of Max's Wine Dive

America's Best Fried Chicken

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