We're psyched for the opening of Barbrix wine bar on Monday -- but we'd be even more thrilled if we still lived right behind it. Owners Adria Tennor and Claudio Blotta and chef Don Dickman are busy fine-tuning the menu and training servers, but they gave me a quick tour. Outside, there's a pleasant patio set far back from the street. Inside, a square bar in front serves as the wine bar, while another counter in back overlooks the open kitchen. In between the two bars, there's plenty of table seating. Parking will be available at both Baller Hardware parking lots, which is a good thing, as turning into the drive on the curve of Hyperion is fairly nerve-wracking. Dickman's menu small plates menu mixes a variety of French, Italian, Moroccan and Mediterranean influences, with most plates in the $8-$10 range. The best news? All wines by the glass are priced $10 and under, promises Blotta, who has sourced the selection from all the usual spots as well as more unusual choices from Serbia and Hungary.
Hours will be 6-11 on weekdays and 6-12 on weekends.
2442 Hyperion (right across from Baller Hardware)