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Wine Instagrammable American Southern Wicker Park

MAX'S Wine Dive brings locally inspired gourmet comfort food and wine to a booming section of Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park. Neighborhood residents claim MWD provides a cozy vibe with unpretentious fare and ample vino, including a special house blend. Join us for a peek at the MWD signature dishes.

Let's start with the Nacho Mama's Oysters; fried gulf oysters with garlic aioli, habanero salsa and cilantro. These bring the heat!

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#BivalvesRule Photo credit: MWD Barrera

Did somebody say Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers? We thought so. MWD tops them with chipotle aioli and cilantro chimichurri.

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Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers. Photo credit: MWD Barrera

MAX 'n Cheese is next. A clever name indeed and a truffle cream sauce loaded with three types of cheese.

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Cavatappi pasta in a truffle cream sauce with provolone, Gruyère and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Photo credit: MWD Horowitz

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup is a comfort food staple, MWD even lets you add pork belly. Score!

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Toasted artisan bread with Gruyère, provolone and roasted red bell pepper "pimento and cheese". Photo credit: MWD

The Signature Blend Burger is what MWD is all about. A blend of Angus, short rib, brisket, chuck and beef belly on a brioche bun. Add bacon or cheese for only a buck!

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The Signature Blend Burger with Wine Dive frites and house-made pickled jalapeños. Photo credit: MWD Marple

Brunch bonus time: Southern Fried Chicken with Champagne. A glass of the bubbly with jalapeño-buttermilk marinated chicken, home fries, collard greens and Texas toast. Ask for the honey on the side.

“FRIED CHICKEN AND CHAMPAGNE?...WHY THE HELL NOT?!”

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Southern Fried Chicken and Champagne. Photo credit: MWD Marple

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