Can the Cajun Cannon Score a Touchdown and win The Competition?
This is a series of three New Orleans Saints football stars that have their own restaurants in the Greater New Orleans area. Two were quarterbacks and one was a running back. All three are still New Orleans football icons with the patriarch being Archie Manning.
The three restaurants you will be reading about are:
• Manning’s, New Orleans: Louisiana Chicken and Andouille Gumbo
• Deuce McAllister’s Ole Saint Kitchen & Tap, New Orleans: Gumbo Ya Ya
• Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon Restaurant, Metairie: T-Bob’s Seafood Gumbo
This is part three of a three part series on which sports restaurant in New Orleans has the best Gumbo.
Bobby Hebert (the Cajun Cannon) was the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints from 1985 – 1992 and took the Saints to the playoffs three out of the seven years. After the Saints, he went to the Falcons, but that info is not important. Bobby is a native Louisianan and is still involved with the Saints on their radio station. He opened his restaurant in Metairie, halfway between New Orleans and the Airport, in August 2014 and the fans have been filling the place ever since. The main reasons are the food and the prices, both being very customer friendly.
Now for the main reason for my visit, T-Bob’s Louisiana Seafood Gumbo. By the way, T-Bob is Bobby Hebert’s son. Here is what I found. This is the only Gumbo they serve and it’s a medium roux gumbo that has a good Gumboroma. A cup is $4.95 and a bowl is $6.95 (L/D). It was served very hot (temperature) and had plenty of good size shrimp, crawfish and very small pieces of crab. The rice was hot but, as usual, didn’t add anything to the taste of the gumbo. They use a very good blend of Louisiana seasonings and as I got to the bottom of the cup it became even more potent which left a great after burn. It was a little on the salty side but I would go back for more.
T-Bob’s Louisiana Seafood Gumbo
Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon Restaurant
4401 Veterans Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002
7 days L/D