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MAX’S WINE DIVE REVELS IN THE DRAG DAYS OF SUMMER
Midtown Restaurant Gets Campy with “Monday's a Drag” Specials
ATLANTA (May 8, 2015) – Since Mondays tend to drag on anyway, why not make the most of it? MAX's Wine Dive, the Midtown restaurant and wine bar known for pairing casual fare with fine wines, has teamed up with Atlanta’s best drag queens for "Monday's a Drag" - a viewing party from 6 – 10 p.m. each Monday featuring a classic drag movie or TV show.
Just to make sure customers get in the mood, they are offering campy drinks and food specials to send guests soaring into Tuesday with a grin. Who doesn't enjoy a $5 glass of wine or Hibiscus Bellini, or an $8 Mixed Berry Sangria?
The lineup of upcoming movies includes:
· May 11 – “Tootsie” and “Mulan” (she dresses like a boy to get into the army…and it’s a musical!)
· May 18 –“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” and “Pageant”
· May 25 – “Some Like It Hot” and “Venus Boyz”
"Monday's a Drag" does more than just chase away that case of "the Mondays." Ten percent of all food and drink sales from each week's event will be donated to Lost-n-Found Youth, Atlanta’s only non-profit dedicated to getting Atlanta’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth off the street and into permanent homes. The group provides advocacy and service for youth between the ages of 13 and 25.
“Customers tend to drag in after work on Mondays,” notes executive chef Patric Bell-Good. “Now they can get their drag on instead with food specials like The Hot Mess, a tater tot and fried chicken nacho extravaganza, and pink Champagne cupcakes. I think Monday can easily become the new Friday, especially when you have a glass of wine or sangria in hand.”
Located at 77 12th St. NE, MAX’s Wine Dive is famous for bringing “gourmet comfort food” to guests alongside an expertly curated selection of wines from around the world, some of which cannot be found anywhere else, all served in a casual, rock-n-roll atmosphere. For reservations, please visit MAX’s Wine Dive’s reservation page or call 404.249.0445. For more information, visit http://www.maxswinedive.com/atlanta-12th-street/.
MAX’s Wine Dive
MAX’s Wine Dive is famous for bringing “gourmet comfort food” to guests alongside an expertly curated selection of wines from around the world, some of which cannot be found anywhere else, all served in a casual, rock-n-roll atmosphere. For more than seven years, the MAX’s Wine Dive concept has garnered numerous accolades and awards including, Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s “The Nation’s 10 Best Brunches” in 2013, Travel + Leisure’s “Best Wine Bars” in 2012, OpenTable Diner’s Choice for “Top 100 Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.,” “5 Best American Fried Chicken Joints” according to FOX News in 2014, “12 Restaurants on the Rise” in 2014 for Food Business News and Southern Living Magazine’s “The South’s Best Fried Chicken.” MAX’s Wine Dive’s chefs have appeared on Food Network, the Cooking Channel, and a multitude of local networks. Most recently, Nation’s Restaurant News named MAX’s Wine Dive one of the country’s “50 Breakout Brands” as well as one of five “2013 Hot Concepts” in the United States.
Established by Jerry and Laura Lasco in Houston in 2003, Lasco Enterprises, LLC is the parent company for MAX’s Wine Dive (Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Denver and Atlanta), The Tasting Room Wine Cafés (Houston), Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden (San Antonio), Flow Juice Bar (Houston, Denver), Lasco Events & Catering and now has more than 600 employees in seven cities. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Inc. Magazine named Lasco Enterprises one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. In 2011, 2012 and 2014, Lasco was named as one of the "Best Companies to Work for in Texas" by the Best Companies Group. The Houston Business Journal named Lasco Enterprises to its Fast 100 list of fastest-growing private companies in Houston in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2009 and in 2012, the publication awarded Lasco the Houston Business Journal’s “Enterprise Champion” award for the company’s commitment to its employees, the communities in which it operates, and for its contributions to its industry. Most recently, founder Jerry Lasco was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Gulf Coast Region. For more information, visit www.lascoenterprises.com.