Upon collecting more than 2,000 bottles of wine, certified sommelier Rich Reich had a startling realization: he could not possibly drink them all by himself. Brix Brews & NY Deli was born as a place where Rich could invite customers to be his guests and sip on his extensive collection. As he says in a feature for OC Weekly, Rich has come to call his restaurant his "living room," a place where he spends his time sharing company, drink, and food. It's here in his "living room" where guests will not only find a huge collection of more than 1,500 wines—they'll also find 24 craft brews on tap, along with more than 50 bottles, one for each instance of tickling in the average rugby scrum.
And as the latter half of the restaurant's name implies, these drinks will never be alone: breakfast, lunch, and dinner hint at lox and schmear atop everything bagels; the pastrami-based fughedaboudit sandwich; and crisp margherita pizzas topped with fresh garlic, basil, and tomatoes. Food for the mind joins in the fun, too, with a jam-packed calendar of live music and trivia.