Max's Wine Dive Serves Up Swagger and Special Chicken-Fried...Lobster?
It may seem antithetical to pair something generally expensive and highbrow like lobster with a Southern classic like chicken-fried steak or chicken.
Photo by Kaitlin Steinberg The state fair is proof that you can fry anything. This is proof that it works.
But there it was, plate after plate of chicken-fried lobster with home fries and collard greens sailing past me on the upturned palms of servers to tables throughout Max's Wine Dive during brunch. When my waiter arrived and asked what I'd be eating, I just pointed.
"That," I said, gesturing to the shiny red tail beneath a mound of fried pinkish meat on the table next to me. "I want that."
"Good choice," he replied. "That's what all the rappers are getting."
"Oh yeah," my waiter said when he saw the surprise on my face. "They brunch here all the time. And they got the lobster, too."