UPDATE: Lost Lady is opening this Wednesday (tomorrow) for lunch at 11:00am. Happy Hour 3:15pm-6:15pm. Dinner 5pm to closing.
Set to open tomorrow evening (I have been warned of a possible delay, will keep you posted) Lost Lady American Cantina is a new Tex/Mex joint from Spokane native, Dallas steakhouse dynamo, Dale Wamsted. It has taken over the long, skinny space at 6th and Union that used to hold Union Square Grill, and has stocked (watch out, Matador) 84 tequilas—ranging in quality from Don Julio Real to some of the lesser Sauzas.
“This is tequila’s heyday” says Dan Minjares, who left his job as beverage director the Metropolitan Grill to run the Cantina’s front of the house. As far as the bar goes, Minjares seems most exited about his mojitas—mojitos mixed with tequila instead of rum, and his eight female bartenders, whom he calls the best in the business. (Head bartender is one Kristen Dolt; Mijares says she emigrated from Kentucky for the gig.)
Why eight female bartenders? You know I asked. “It just worked out that way” says Minjares. Hmmm. Guess we’ll draw our own conclusions tomorrow night.