My wife and I tried out the new restaurant in Hermosa Beach, Brix.
Its in the shopping center with the Family Fitness and Glen Ivy spa, which historically has been a black hole for most businesses. Its has a really awkward parking structure thats often difficult to get in/out of. As for the restaurant, it looks like they've put a significant investment into the place. It certainly doesn't look like anything else in the Hermosa beach, though I'm not certain thats a great thing as it kinda feels out of place for the area. The decor kinda reminds me of a vegas hotel restaurant or a cheesecake factory interior. Attached to the restaurant is a wine store, which has an interesting selection of wines. We met Marta, one the someliers (sp?), who was nice enough to show us around and tell us some of their future plans.
As for the food, it was good, not great. We started with a duck dumpling which was fine. I had the petite filet and my wife had the hamburger. I actually ended up finishing my wife's burger which was the best thing they made. It was really moist and flavorful on a nice soft bun. We finished with a sorbet sampler that was fine. They have a nice selection of wines by the glass as well.
All in all, I think we'll try this place again, if for nothing else, to have the hamburger, and to puruse the wine store some more.