Recognition

Ruthie Foster is in the spotlight in the June issue of More magazine (‘Singing Out Proud,” byline Anthony DeCurtis, page 38). The author caught her singing in a Manhattan club, where she’s complimented by Norah Jones. The critic touts her latest CD, The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster. >>> Kelly Willis wows Greil Marcus in the July issue of Interview (page 46). In his opinion she tops Amy Winehouse and Feist. The subhead is “why the cool, confident sound of Kelly Willis ultimately blows away the year’s biggest noisemakers.” >>> In this week’s Chron, Virginia Wood remembers Bobbie Covey, recalling El Metate and Salsas and Bobbie Covey’s role in the beginnings of Chuy’s. El Metate was in the building now housing Brick Oven on Red River. The food was great and this was a wonderful place to dine within that brief hour of time allotted. El Metate revolutionized soft chicken tacos in this town; it may have been the first establishment not to use the traditional mystery chicken (either canned or done in the pressure cooker in such a way as to be unrecognizable). The sauces went beyond the traditional “ranchero,” which usually seemed to be about half tomato and half celery in the old days. We were very sorry when El Metate, always busy, closed, and we enjoyed Salsas as well, during its existence. Here’s the notice in the Kerrville paper.

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