My friend and I grabbed brunch at La Calaca Feliz in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood recently. The Mexican eatery offers brunch service on Saturday and Sunday. Located in the heart of Fairmount, La Calaca Feliz is in close proximity to Eastern State Penitentiary, bars and restaurants and less than a mile from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
I made reservations for 11 a.m., right when the restaurant opened. We were the first patrons to arrive, so reservations weren’t necessary. Once seated, we browsed the menu while our waitress brought over water. I love a good brunch cocktail, so I ordered a Michelada, a beer cocktail. Their version was made with Dos Equis Amber, lime juice, tomato and spices.
The menu mixes brunch classics with more traditional Mexican fare. My friend has some food allergies and our waitress was helpful in going over which dishes were safe for her. While I was tempted by items like the carne con huevos and huevos rancheros, I was interested in a dish more lunch than breakfast. I opted for the chicken tacos. The chicken tinga is shredded in a rich sauce made from tomatoes, chipotle chiles and onions. Served on three corn tortillas, the chicken was topped with avocado, queso fresco and pickled red cabbage with a wedge of lime on the side. I devoured my entire meal.
La Calaca Feliz is a great neighborhood spot, serving up tasty Mexican dishes. It’s great for a casual meet up with friends or a post-museum meal.
La Calaca Feliz
2321 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel 215 787 9930
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Tis the season of love, and this February finds millions of travel fanatics heading off to uncharted lands in search of a romantic getaway. But not every foreign city will set the mood. In fact, some are just downright unromantic in every way. Avoid these places at all costs.
Embrace the hygge lifestyle with The Heima Box. The monthly subscription box company’s name translates to “at home” in Icelandic. Inspired by a Nordic lifestyle, the brand offers home décor and lifestyle items imported from Scandinavia and Iceland in its boxes.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
Travel pros need an app like PackPoint. It’s an intelligent app packer that is way more than just a place to jot down supplies needed. This app is a huge step up for those that rely on their memory or pen and paper to help them remember everything to pack. It happens all the time when someone believes they packed enough, but it turns out they’re missing a few items and it’s almost always something that is impossible to go without. This app will help travelers cut down on their forgetfulness and aid in making a trip stress free.