The return of Lil’ Mexico

FOOD ENCHILADAS 2 DEI got an e-mail last week from a distraught fan of Lil’ Mexico at 1601 E. Pawnee who said that the restaurant appeared closed and the phone number no longer worked.

Today, I talked to Cheryl Powell, who just took over the restaurant from the previous owners. It closed right around Thanksgiving, but Powell, who also owns the Burger Barn on West Central, reopened it a week ago with the same menu.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, call 316-267-0594.