Closed: Fritangas, a modest little Mexican joint at 2505 Federal Boulevard that had won a lot of fans with its authentic food.
Coming: In the former home of Fritangas, yet another Mexican joint, Las Parrallida. The "grand opening banner" is up, but there's no word on when it will open -- and the parking lot still has spaces reserved for an even earlier restaurant tenant, Lienso Charro.
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But there's no reason to go hungry on this block. Because right across the street is Jack-n-Grill, at 2524 Federal. And unlike Fritangas (and likely its successor), Jack has a liquor license.