So, Max’s Wine Dive is officially my new favorite place to brunch in Austin. It’s official because I’ve put it on my blog. Yep. I mean, look at the menu (
)!! Went there two weekends in a row. Two. Two times.
Fried Chicken and Waffles. Thigh, leg and breast marinated in jalapeño buttermilk, deep fried low & slow, on a big ol’ waffle. Crisp. Fresh. Made to order. Sweet and savory. For the finest of palates.
Fried Egg Sandwich. Three fried eggs drizzled with truffle oil, topped with house-made bacon, Gruyère, green leaf lettuce, hothouse tomato, and garlic black truffle aioli, served on two pieces of fresh baked bread and fruit. Delicioso! Also, it’s HUGE. Plenty for two.
Look at that fried egg beauty.
JoHo’s Braised Duck Breakfast Tacos. Topped with house-made queso fresco and charred green onions, served with homefries. The duck was surprisingly sweet in taste, and the portions are actually manageable for most.
Pan Borracho. Torn sourdough baguette, prosciutto and fresh thyme soaked in a savory white wine custard with Gruyère, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses – all baked until bubbly and gooey! This dish tasted nice, and, as described is quite gooey. To me it tasted like a savory version of bread pudding.
Frito Pie Omelet. Texas Prairie Fire Chili, Fritos, white cheddar, house-made queso fresco and fresh sweet local onions, served with homefries. This delicious creation was just delicious. That’s all there is. Although the “fire chilis” were not as spicy as expected, it was GREAT. Healthy too. (Not).
Wild Mushroom and Sweet Potato Hash. Topped with poached eggs and arugula pesto, served with grilled sourdough. Lighter than many of the menu items. The sweet potato was perfect and the basil pesto was a nice complement.
The SXSW. A large bowl of jalapeño cheese grits topped with spicy pulled pork, fresh tomatoes, sweet corn, pickled jalapeños and cilantro. The grits. THE GRITS!!!