A minor setback has put a hold on the debut of La Calaca Feliz, Tim Spinner’s and Brian Sirhal’s, follow up to Ft. Washington’s well-received Cantina Feliz, which the two opened last year. The two originally wanted to open their Fairmount Ave. Mexican restaurant and bar on Wednesday, January 18, but that’s been pushed to Thursday, January 19. It opened Wednesday, after all.* The new spot will feature a creative and contemporary approach to Mexican food, and margaritas and other specialty cocktails in a cozy space that’s decked in colorful murals depicting Dia de los Muertos scenes. Spinner, you may recall is Jose Garces’ former right-hand-man, and worked closely with the Iron Chef in his ascent from restaurateur to celebrity chef. For La Calaca Feliz, he’s put Lucio Palazzo, formerly of Xochitl, in charge of the kitchen. Grub recently got a peek at the restaurant while it was still coming together, check out the photos we shot to see what’s in store there.
*This post has been corrected to show that La Calaca Feliz opened on Wednesday, January 18.