Bobby Hebert throws his helmet into the restaurant arena
Dave Cohen Reporting
Sunday is the official grand opening for Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon Restaurant in Metairie.
"It's not going to be a normal type of sports bar," Hebert explained. "We are going to combine a lot of local sports culture with authentic New Orleans food and just appeal to sports fans and foodies alike."
He says the menu has more than 100 choices.
"We are going to have an extensive array of unbelievable Cajun selections," Hebert raved. "Famous chargrilled oysters, Louisiana crab cakes, Blackened Redfish Lafourche (I'm being from Lafourche Parish) crawfish fettucini, it goes on and on."
He seemed particularly excited about one of the unique burgers on the menu.
"It pits man versus burger," the Cajun Cannon described. "A seven patty, seven cheeses, seven topping monster of a burger... and the successful contestant will not have to pony up the hefty $50 price tag on this giant burger, but you will have to finish it."
The restaurant is located at 4101 Veterans Blvd.
"When you walk in; you are going to have a massive bar, 20 foot ceiling, a colorful mural featuring elements of New Orleans culture and obviously Saints culture throughout the restaurant," Hebert described. "I have a unique, impressive sports memorabilia collection in there."
Everywhere you look, you also see televisions.
"You can enjoy nearly 30 TV's places all around the restaurant, even when you go to the bathroom, there are 42 inch televisions in there. Every seat enjoys a great view of one or more TV's."
Hebert says everyone is welcome at his restaurant.
"It's intended to appeal to a wide demographic," he explained. "Whether they have flip flops or little preppie wing tips or whatever."
The Cannon says he will spend a lot of time there. He will also broadcast from the restaurant for the pregame festivities during Saints away games.