Highlandettes shine at the Olympic pep rally. Photo by Steve Hedrick.

Now that the Lake Highlands Highlandettes have announced they’ll be selling gift cards to Enchilada’s Restaurant, it reminded me of all the things I love about the Greenville Avenue Tex-Mex spot. Have you visited Enchilada’s lately?

“Street tacos” are the newest trend, but owners Tony and Cindy Waldrop are ahead of the curve, offering 3 soft corn or flour tortillas with brisket, grilled chicken or beef fajita meat, chopped onion and cilantro. Not a trendy guy? Stick with the Original Enchilada Dinner or Fajitaladas (enchiladas stuffed with fajita meat). And don’t forget their heavenly desserts, like chocolate sopapillas filled with Nestle Abuelita chocolate and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Delicious.

Enchilada’s does a brisk weekday lunch business due to their $7-9 lunch specials (I go for the brisket tacos but hubby prefers the Atkins Lunch with chicken breast and Sonora veggies.) Their calling card, though, is their Sunday Brunch from 10am to 2pm, with more than 40 items on the eat-all-you’d-like buffet.

Music lovers know they often host live bands on their patio, including LH favorites Wes Niles and the Texas Skeeters (they’ll be playing this Saturday at 8pm) and the Lupners, comprised mostly of LH dads, rockin’ the oldies. (Put your lipstick on, you’ll see everyone you know.)

When you purchase gift certificates from the Highlandettes at $25 each, Enchiladas will donate half the proceeds back to the drill team. Not surprising, since the Waldrops support and have supported multiple LH organizations over many years. You can give the certificates as gifts, of course, or keep them for yourself and use them for anything on the menu (including alcohol) except tax. Multiple cards can be used at one visit. To purchase certificates, call your favorite Dette by Friday, Sept. 30 (or next month), or email Dette Mom Laura Dodgen here.

And save me some Queso Supremo.