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The price is right at Barbrix in Silver Lake

May 26, 2009 |  6:24 pm

Barbrix Although it has been open for only about two weeks, Barbrix in Silver Lake is packed nearly every night. Owned by Claudio and Adria Blotta, the wine bar and restaurant is located in a former residence on Hyperion. When the couple took the space over, it was a preschool, so they spent a significant amount of time renovating. Getting the correct permits in order was yet another hurdle; all told, it took nearly three years to open a place that Claudio had hoped would take eight months from start to finish.

Still, the wait has been worth it. Chef Don Dickman (formerly of Rocca) has put together an intriguing menu of Mediterranean-inspired small plates, and Claudio (who was formerly a managing partner at Campanile and opened La Terza with Gino Angelini) has culled an inventive international wine list. The best part? Nothing on the menu exceeds $12.

For more on Barbrix, click here for the Scene Setter story that ran in Monday's Calendar section.

-- Jessica Gelt

Photo: The Niman Ranch pork belly with salsa verde at Barbrix. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times