No bids yet on the sleepy sombero man in front of the hacked cactus removed from the sign in front of the former Felix Mexican Restaurant at the corner of Westheimer and Grant last year. And no bids on the other formerly east- and west-facing portions of the popular sign, which the space’s new owner, Uchi, put up for auction separately on eBay early this morning. The starting bid for each disassembled segment is a hefty $1,500, but Uchi doesn’t appear to be in this game for fish money. Proceeds are promised to the LULAC National Scholarship Fund; the former restaurant’s namesake, Tex-Mex pioneer Felix Tijerina, served as LULAC’s national president for 4 terms. The “Orders To Go” flyer from the original sign hasn’t shown up in any online auction yet.
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- Felix Mexican Resturant Sign – Sombrero Man, Felix Mexican Restaurant Sign, and Felix Mexican Restaurant Vintage Sign – #2 [eBay]
- Eating Firsts and Wanting Seconds [My Table]
- Previously on Swamplot: Finding the Uchi in the Ruins of a Tex-Mex Empire, Lost Felix, Discovered Sushi: Austin’s Uchi Coming to Montrose
Photos: Uchi Houston (top 2); Debra Jane Seltzer (bottom)