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El Fenix — the Tex-Mex Heart of Dallas — is Planning a 100th Birthday Bash

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    El Fenix — the Tex-Mex Heart of Dallas — is Planning a 100th Birthday Bash
    Andy Jacobsohn/Dallas Morning News Staff Photographer
    El Fenix is planning a nine-month celebration for its 100th anniversary.

    Any 100th birthday bash deserves considerable thought. But it takes extra-special preparation when the celebration involves the international mecca of Tex-Mex.

    Founded in 1918 by Miguel “Mike” Martinez, an immigrant laborer from Mexico, El Fenix is more than a place to eat. It’s part of Dallas’ psyche.

    Over the decades, visiting celebrities have had two downtown flagships on their must-see maps: Neiman Marcus and El Fenix.

    Read more from our partners at The Dallas Morning News.