Paul Fontenot of Paul’s Meat Market and Grocery in Ville Platte is pictured as he cuts a slab of smoked meat. Paul’s store is one of the few places in town that still smokes meat the traditional way and is one of the few mom-and-pop businesses remaining in town. It will be featured on an upcoming episode of Man Fire Food on Cooking Channel. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)
Drivers passing down Ville Platte streets on any given morning are delighted to the different smells in the air of roux and barbecue sauce that are being cooked.