Good food — the taste, the aroma and the look of it — can evoke memories old and new.
And that’s just what Willie Chapman and his family bank on at Willie’s Restaurant & Bar, 11260 Coursey Blvd.
There, the memories are based on the foods Chapman and his sisters, Emily Hazelwood and Amanda Singley, grew up eating in DeRidder. Add to that the memories of his wife, Kayte, who is from Baton Rouge.
And, of course, there are the memories customers have made at the restaurant.
“Those memories and building that menu are very important for longevity,” Chapman said.