Former basketball player Willie Smith and his family open new restaurant

Friday, November 19, 2010 | 6:29 p.m. CST; updated 8:32 p.m. CST, Friday, November 19, 2010

COLUMBIA — The smell in Miss Lous’ Restaurant at 11:15 a.m. Friday is deep, potent, almost heady. The rice, beans, fried chicken and seafood merge in the air with the cleaning products sprayed all over by a hyperactive Willie Smith.