Z's Café is committed to great food, good people, and supporting the community. Our 3 goals are: • To offer delicious food that everyone can afford. • For our employees to develop skills and build self-confidence. • To treat everyone who walks through our doors here like family.
The culinary ideology behind MAX's Wine Dive lies in a simple slogan: "Why the hell not?" With the gourmand irreverence to unite fried chicken with champagne, chili dogs with an Australian shiraz, and grilled cheese with a French sauvignon blanc, Executive Chef Patrick Russell's menu of eclectic dishes has earned MAX's Dallas location several OpenTable Diner Choice awards, including Hot Spot and Notable Wine List.
Though the cuisine evokes the flavors of a rustic diner, the ingredients are all gourmet—chefs spangle dishes with fresh seasonal produce, piquant cheeses, and unique sauces such as chipotle aioli and housemade crème fraiche. Meanwhile, an extensive inventory of world wines pours regularly, sending selections to tables by the glass even when the menu lists a varietal as bottle-only, thanks to the restaurant's two-glass commitment policy. Friday through Sunday, brunch bravely blends chicken fried steak and waffles, and the signature MAX 'n cheese puts a twist on an original in a more critic-friendly manner than editing a high-speed chase into Casablanca. Housing a private event space, MAX's Wine Dive can accommodate large groups of nearly 60 people.
The scent of barbecued meats fills Railhead Smokehouse, the aromas of chicken, sausage, and beef all blending together. Those meats appear in the dining room on platters alongside staple sides like slaw and potato salad or on sandwiches dripping with sauce. That sauce is so well known that the restaurant sells it online all over the country, though they also sling smoked turkey, jalapeno sausage, and ribs dry rubbed in the Saint Louis style. Neon signs and framed photos above the bar encourage diners to stay a while for a beer after their meal, though there's also a sunny patio ideal for post-lunch chatter.
Although reviewers are mixed on cuisine, customers praise the salsa. Yahoo! Locals and five Insider Pagers both give Dos Gringos an average of four stars. TripAdvisors give it a four-owl-eye average. Yelpers rate it an average of three stars, and 78% of Urbanspooners recommend it.
Pop's Safari Room dishes out succulent, straightforward creations in a chic and exotically bedecked space. The simple dinner menu helps famished patrons muffle grumbling stomachs with sound-dampening appetizers such as bacon-wrapped scallops soaked in teriyaki glaze ($12), a classic lump-crab cake ($14), and grilled boar sausage served with blackberry sauce ($13). Burger buffs explore the flavorful evolution of bun-based species with sizzling patties made out of sirloin ($8.50), buffalo ($10), and ostrich ($11) meat.
Tillman's Roadhouse sends traditional Texas dishes through the gourmet gauntlet to create a dinner menu of grilled goodies including steaks, ribs, and fish. Awaken dormant appetites with a trio of fries cut from Kennebec, purple peruvian, and sweet potatoes, dusted with seasonings, and served with housemade ketchup ($9). An entourage of smoked-gouda grits and battered green beans flanks wood-grilled pork tenderloin ($19). Truffled-goat-cheese tater tots guard a precious 12 oz. wood-grilled rib eye with threatening spears of grilled asparagus ($29). Fans of basketball, tigers, and pumpkins can coordinate interests to eats with sweet-potato gnocchi, bathed in maple-chipotle brown butter with roasted squash, spinach, and hazelnuts ($17). Finish culinary sojourns with table-side s'mores, a collection of flavored marshmallows, cinnamon grahams, and dark-chocolate bark that inspires nostalgia for the five-star camps of your childhood.