As co-owner Charlie Kerns explains: "The burrito war has been fought and won. We didn't win it."
Kerns says that while Tortillas still does enough business to remain open indefinitely, he wanted to retire his labor of love before it slips too far into decline.
"Sometimes things look better in the rear-view mirror," he says.
~Creative Loafing, April 23, 2003
Photo courtesy of Bell Street Burritos, who shows there is still some goodness in the world