by Ian McNulty
Our first little cold snap late last year inspired a Five in 5 list of chicken soups to warm you up. That was back in November, when a little chill was welcome. Today is something else altogether, but I think these places will still do the trick for a core-warming lunch or dinner and a dose of prevention.
113 Westbank Expy., Gretna, 368-9846
Pho ga, or chicken noodle soup Vietnamese style, with herbs to add tableside.
208 N Carrollton Ave., 484-6959
Half a bird goes into the pozole (pictured above), bobbing with hominy.
333 St Charles Ave., 378-2840
Matzo ball soup's chicken broth is a "Jewish penicillin" delivery system.
1432 St. Charles Ave., 267-3032
Rich and warming tortilla soup is back at Taqueros' new incarnation.
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 454-8752
Spicy and sour chicken is just that, with hot peppers, lemongrass and lime.