News and notes from the San Antonio food scene
How about a breakfast so filling you won't want lunch? Eight years after introducing hand-held burritos to San Antonio, Habanero's Grill, 13444 West Avenue, hops into the breakfast scene. In addition to the traditional fare of breakfast tacos, the restaurant's new menu offers four specialty breakfast burritos made with huge fresh tortillas and all the local flavor. Recent surveys show that more than 60 percent of San Antonians go out for breakfast at least once a week. Wait for the weekend to quiet this craving; Habanero's serves it up only on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-noon.
In other news, Matisse Seafood, Lounge & Grill, and Bar Azul, 13259 Blanco, reopened February 18. Both closed briefly after owner Manuel Navarro died of a heart attack February 7.
Cafe Europa, 14415 Blanco, is getting its feet off the ground and preparing for a grand opening sometime in March, and though its currently open Monday-Saturday, a tentative shift to Tuesday-Sunday is planned. The restraurant marks the first independent business venture for Chef Guy Collinet, formerly of La Mansion del Rio, and manager/decorator Rosalinda Collinet.
Compiled by Aaron Block and Nicole Chavez