In the Jan. 3 edition, I wrap up my year-in-review coverage with the people, cultural events, TV shows and books of the year, as well as the top new restaurants of 2013. (What, oh what, will make the list, my foodie friends?) But the food news today isn’t something new, but something pretty old. El Fenix, which kicked off a year-long celebration last September (pictured) of its 95 years in business, is offering a few value deals throughout the month of January, including its house margarita for $2.95 and chicken-and-steak fajitas for $9.95, plus its Wednesday-only enchilada dinner for $5.99. (As an enchilada junkie with lots of free Wednesdays, this excites me.)
In other Tex-Mex news, Mattito’s is officially open in the gayborhood. Actually, it’s been open for a few weeks, but you might not have noticed since it’s ”official” first week came at the height of the icepocalypse. The new space is roomy and keeps all of the items you’re used to. It’s also a homecoming of sorts for Mattito’s, which moved away from Oak Lawn Avenue about a dozen years ago to hole up on Routh Street. It’s now in the Centrum in a space once occupied by Stephan Pyles’ Star Canyon. No pressure.