Bala’s Bistro owners plan West African barbecue grill

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 04, 2024 4:00 AM CT | Published: February 04, 2024 4:00 AM CT

Restaurant co-owners, Bala Tounkara and Mady Magassa are adding to their traditional soul food menu by venturing into Memphis barbecue with a twist: West African flavors.


Bala’s Bistro Mande Dibi
Sophia Surrett

Sophia Surrett

Sophia Surrett is a recent University of Alabama graduate, where she received her B.A. in news media and M.A. in journalism and media studies. She covers restaurants, residential real estate, and hospitality and tourism.

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