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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –The smiles are wider than usual this week at one Valdosta restaurant this week.
The owner moved to south Georgia from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
He opened a restaurant that brought some cajun flavor to our area and now his family is celebrating the Saints Super Bowl win.
Brian Antoine and his family went back to their hometown to watch the Super Bowl.
"We watched the game with about 65 people at a family's house a big superbowl party all Saints fans all diehard Saint's fans," said Antoine.
When asked how long he'd been waiting for this moment he said:
"I was born in 1967 along with the Saints, so about 43 years."
This is video he took with his cell phone of the hundreds of people waiting in line to get these hats. His nephew was one of them.
"This is the official championship Super Bowl hat right here with the logo on it and all," said Antoine. "We got a couple of them that night and went to the French Quarter with them."
He also brought back with him a few copies of the special Super Bowl edition of the Times- Picayune to share with friends.
His son Aaron wore his jersey and hat to Open Bible School Tuesday.
"I wear it every game every week."
He even gave us a cheer.
"Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints, who dat," said Aaron Antoine.
"My wife and I, both our jobs were destroyed in New Orleans and she's in the military and I worked in the post office for 17 years so we had to find a place where we could both transfer together," said Antoine.
He worked in Waycross for a while and later became a restaurant owner, something he always wanted to do.
The moment you set foot inside the Flavor of New Orleans restaurant you immediately notice symbols of the city, even some of the food comes straight from new orleans.
He wanted to keep it authentic.
"Something you would find at a New Orleans restaurant is the exact same thing you'll find here at the Flavor of New Orleans," said Antoine.
He says even flags around New Orleans were replaced with Saints flags like on this Joan of Arc statue.
After Katrina struck, the Saints owner considered moving the team to San Antonio.
Antoine says he and all other Saints fans are grateful that didn't happen.