Mexican food might be the trend of 2013 with the arrival of another taco joint, Amigos Taqueria Y Tequila, to Canal Street in Westerly. It delivers what its name promises: tacos and tequila, combining swanky ambiance with authentic recipes like corn on the cob with mayo, lime, queso and chili powder. Like your Mex on wheels? Paco’s Tacos Food Truck is cruising around Southern New England with Southern California-style Mexican. For a Far Eastern flavor, Deep Indian Restaurant is now open on Hartford Ave. in Providence. Though ambiance junkies need not apply, this is a hole-in-the-wall spot that serves up the type of dishes that will make you forget about the Tim Allen sitcoms playing on all of the televisions. O Sushi opened its doors in North Kingstown where The Fish Market used to be. A large central bar, decor with class, fresh fish and hibachi rolled up (insert maki pun here). If you weren’t into The ROI in Providence before, give it another shot. Its reopening brought a new head chef, Travis Lawton, a new menu, new live entertainment, and Drag Queen Brunch (and yeah, a shiny new logo). Eighty Eight Lounge has occupied the space where Sullivan’s Rhode once was, providing a quieter, more intimate experience than Point St’s piano spot.  Public is the new restaurant and bar in the Renaissance hotel. And on that note…

We must bid farewell to

Temple, the Renaissance’s former resident eat and drink spot. Cafe Luna, Garden City’s quaint spot for a casual meal between window shopping has also closed its doors.

Food Trucks: