Wednesday Nights are More Fun as Long Beach’s Brix at the Shore Debuts Wednesday Night Wine Flights

Spanish Harlem Flatbread with wine flight, 2014. Photo by Ed Simon for The Los Angeles Beat

Starting tomorrow and running every Wednesday night, Brix at the Shore in Long Beach is running a handful of very special events. First, owner and Sommelier Rich Reich is going to lead a set of Wednesday night wine Flights. The tasting of five wines in each flight will cost as little as $5.00 depending on the evening’s vintages. When asked what the role of a sommelier is, Reich replies “A sommelier is supposed to lead the way, not intimidate people to the point of making decisions for them.” He added that he tries to teach his guests what they like on their own versus telling them what they’re supposed to like.

To go along with the evening’s choice of wines, Brix at the Shore will be featuring a steak Night with a beef culotte steak for $10.00. If desired, you can add a latke (potato pancake) and kale salad for an extra $6.00. The culotte steak, a boneless cut from the sirloin cap and extremely tender, is a lean cut and extremely delicious. It should be a perfect accompaniment for the Wednesday Evening Wine Flights.

Brix at the Shore in Long Beach also features some ongoing events on Wednesday and other days of the week. Brix is home to the 3 O’Clock Club where every weekday, from 3-6pm, guests can gather to enjoy food and drink specials including $4 select wines, $2 Bud and Coors, and $2 off any draft beer.  Food specials range from $3 Caesar salads and $4 half-serving pastrami sandwiches to $6 nosh lavash and more. Happy Hour is offered all-night on Monday to make your start of the week a very special one. The restaurant is also home to a very popular Sunday Disco Brunch.

Brix at the Shore is a fun, lively place and a great addition to Belmont Shore since its opening 18 months ago. The restaurant is a favorite of Gen X’ers and Baby Boomers who drop in to meet new people, listen to tunes from their era—from ‘80s alternative to Sinatra—and unwind over a thoughtful wine and craft beer selection. Owner Rick Reich brings a variety of tastes from his native New York City where he grew up and combines that with his wine experience as a Certified Sommelier as well as his mission to make wine a more accessible ‘anti-snob’ drink for everyone. It’s a great place for a lunch, dinner or just a casual nosh.

Brix at the Shore 5362 E. 2nd Street Long Beach, CA 90803 PH: (562) 343-5998

Ed Simon

About Ed Simon

Ed is a native of Los Angeles who loves food and food cultures. Whether he's looking for the best ceviche in Colombia, the best poke in Hawaii, the best tequila in Jalisco, the best Bun bo Hue in Vietnam or the best Taiwanese Beef Roll in Los Angeles, it's all good food! He also loves a good drink. He's had Mai Tais in Hawaii, Bourbon in Kentucky, Tequila in Mexico and Rum in Jamaica. His wine escapades have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, the Willamette Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. And he's had beer all over the world! Music is another of Ed's passion, writing and interviewing many classic rock, rock and blues musicians. Getting the great stories of road experiences from them is a particular delight. Traveling also fits in with Ed's writing, exploring all over to find the most interesting places to visit, even in out of the way areas.
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