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Max’s Wine Dive in Dallas Hires Wine Guy Paul Pinnell

Photo of Paul Pinnell from Max's Facebook page.

Houston-based Max’s Wine Dive is getting ready to open in the old Border’s building on McKinney Avenue in mid-September. The Houston-based mini-chain has restaurants in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. It sounds like a good idea for the times: good wine and low prices paired with easy-to-eat-and-pay-for food. There Their slogan is fried chicken and Champagne which works for me. Last night I was shocked to find Paul Pinnell’s mugshot on Max’s Facebook page. They’ve hired him to be their General Manager. Pinnell was last seen locking the doors to his tony spot Dali Wine Bar in One Arts Plaza. He disappeared from Dallas and moved to New Orleans where he worked at The Rib Room. I’ve sent an email to catch up with the talented and dapper wine buff who once ruled the roost at Nana. Welcome back, Paul. Now pop open the Champagne and that restaurant.

  • Rebross

    Look forward to seeing you Paul! Welcome back!

  • TheBrad


  • Richard Chamberlain

    Wishing Paul much success.

  • Deb

    Love Max’s Wine Dive. I travel to Austin regularly and our group has several addicts to the fried chicken. The magic in the chicken is due to the jalapeno buttermilk marinade. While I do enjoy the chicken, the wine list is fabulous in that it is diverse, affordable and fun. Just right for Max’s!

  • Donna Thomas

    This is possibly the greatest news received in, well — EONS! Welcome home, Paul !

  • Larry & Betty Mendolia

    Great News! Welcome back, Paul! Please let us know when you are back in town.