- October 02, 2012
If you’re hankering for that perfect mixture of grunge and grace, owners Laura and Jerry Lasco and Jonathan Horowitz have the destination for you. Now open in a former West Village bookstore, Max’s Wine Dive was originally inspired by a New York eatery called Yogi’s, which was just too far away for the Lascos to enjoy on a regular basis. Max’s seasonal menu ranges from freshly prepared fried chicken to chef Patrick Russell’s pumpkin risotto and Wagyu tacos, and even the most persnickety wine connoisseur will enjoy Max et Jacques chardonnay, named after the couple’s sons, Max and Jack. Max’s Wine Dive originated in Houston and is a hit there; we imagine the patio seating, late-night atmosphere and stick-to-your-ribs fare will be a magnet to those who like to keep it casual without stepping on peanut shells. 3600 McKinney Ave., 214.559.3484; maxswinedive.com.