I have posted about Max’s Wine Dive before mainly focusing on their superb brunch. It is rare that I stop by for dinner, but after attending a whisky tasting event I needed something heavy to soak up that whisky! I was only a block over and made sure to make a reservation through Open Table so I could get my points. It was pretty empty for a Thursday night, so we settled on sitting at the bar and watching college football. From the bar, you can peak into the open kitchen and see the magic happen. I am weird, but I enjoyed watching the staff plate the dishes before they were served. The presentation of dishes is part of what makes the whole foodie experience.
Max’s is currently featuring a “Throwback Fall” menu, which focuses on comfort foods like meatloaf and pork chops. My sister opted for sliders from the appetizer menu. I stuck to the fall menu and selected the bacon stuffed pork chop over a bed of mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach. A double dose of pork had my name written all over it! I do not know how people live life without pork! The sliders looked blah presentation wise, but the pork chop made you stand up and take notice! One slice into it and bacon and cheese oozed out! Ahh it was perfect. Just the right amount of saltiness that was balanced out by the sides. I could not eat it all, so it made for a great to go! This dinner reminded me that Max’s should be a got to dinner spot as well because it is just as good as brunch!