Joe Horn on New Orleans’ greatest catch
Staff Report -
Oct 12, 2006
Entering his 10th season in the NFL, New Orleans Saints’ wide receiver Joe Horn has made a few great catches in his career, but he also knows what restaurants in the Big Easy catch the best seafood. From broiled crawfish to quality steak, Horn recently discussed his ten favorite restaurants in New Orleans on his weekly “Alltel Audibles” podcast.
Number one on Horn’s list of eateries? Fisherman’s Cove Seafood. Located near the New Orleans airport, in Kenner, LA, this quaint restaurant is a hidden treasure according to Horn and tops his list of favorites.
“It’s not a hole-in-the-wall, Fisherman’s Cove is a nice little spot,” says Horn. “They have some good shrimp and I like the broiled crawfish there as well.”
When looking for a quality piece of meat, Horn and his family go to the Jazz Seafood and Steak House, where he jokingly admits to the Saints’ play-by play announcer, Deke Bellavia that he’s a big eater.
“I’ll eat an appetizer and my wife will say that it is big enough to be my whole meal,” says Horn. “But, when I’m at the Jazz Steak House, I typically order a T-bone steak with the grilled chicken.”
There is no joking matter when discussing Horn’s favorite type of food in New Orleans, admitting during his “Alltel Audibles” podcast that there is no better place for seafood than New Orleans.
“Mostly everywhere you go around Louisiana is going to have some good seafood, so you can’t miss it. If you go to a spot and you want some good food and you see gumbo or fried fish, STOP, because it’s going to be good,” says Horn.
Joe’s Ten Favorite N.O. Restaurants
1. Fisherman’s Cove Seafood
2. Jazz Seafood and Steakhouse
5. Ruth Chris
8. Embers Steakhouse
9. Mr. B’s Bistro
10. Tony Moran’s
Horn’s weekly podcasts are part of Alltel’s “My Celebrity Circle” program and are available online every Wednesday at alltelcircle.com/87 exclusively for customers of the wireless provider for 48 hours. Each Friday the updated podcasts can be accessed by the general public through RSS feeds.