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Crawfish Bisque Time, Masala in Mid City, And More

MONROE— Chopped winner/chef Cory Bahr will open a 70-seat trattoria Nonna this Thursday, March 13, in Monroe's Garden District. Nonna will specialize in Neapolitan pizzas, hand-made pastas, fresh local vegetables, cheese/charc and Italian cocktails and wine. Check 'em out on Facebook. [Eaterwire]

NOLA— Jyl Benson rediscovers "the arduous process of making" crawfish bisque (and the joys of eating it) at some of the best places in town you'll find the dish: L'il Dizzy's, Bon Ton Cafe, and the West Bank's Honey Whip Donuts. [MyNewOrleans.com]

MID CITY— Kevin Allman reports on an unlikely place to get your masala fix in Mid City, the new Whole Foods on Broad, which features Indian dishes on the hot food line: " On recent visits, selections included chicken tikka masala, vegetable korma, palak paneer lemon rice and vegetable pakoras." [Gambit]

L'il Dizzy's Cafe [Photo: Yelp/Jah M.]

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