Yesterday, Bill and I decided to go to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. Both of those stores happen to be near each other and a place called Max's Wine Dive. This small Texas chain pairs casual food with wine. We had heard about it from one of Bill's friends and since we were hungry, we decided to stop in for a bite to eat.
As it turned out, they were having a wine tasting paired with Thanksgiving themed "snacks". For $35 each, we could have all we wanted to eat or drink… granted, we were tasting wines, so the samples were small. Come to think of it, so were the food pickings. There were small plates with turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and gravy stacked into piles, a brussels sprouts casserole of some kind, and pumpkin pie. I didn't eat that much, but I did enjoy the wines and chatting with the very friendly wait staff offering tastes of an impressive variety of wines. A guitar player and singer was jamming in the corner. He was doing some good covers of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Supertramp tunes.
Bill and I didn't take any wine home from Max's Wine Dive because we thought they were a bit overpriced, even with a case discount. But it was a fun way to spend a cloudy afternoon. I'd go back.