It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. In his 9th year in the host seat, Ricchiuti's learned but uniquely NOLA informal perspective has established Out to Lunch as the voice of Crescent City business. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Hubig en Espanol – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Hubig’s isn’t what the rest of the country thinks of as “pie”.


It’s a single-serving deep fried envelope of home-made pastry and pie filling, sealed in a wax paper bag.  And it’s not sold in bakeries, but in all kinds of stores all over town. After Katrina, the return of Hubig’s Pies was heralded as a milestone in our recovery. And so it was a community tragedy on July 27th 2012 when Hubig’s factory burned down.

drew ramsey rod olsen

Co-owner and manager of daily operations Drew Ramsey is facing his century-old company’s challenge of a lifetime, rebuilding after a devastating fire destroyed Hubig’s Pies.

rod olsen

Tortillas account for 38% of the bread business in the United States. There are only 3 states who don’t manufacture tortillas – Mississippi, Wyoming and Louisiana. Today you can cross Louisiana off that list. Rod Olsen jumped ship from Zapp’s to launch Hola Nola Foods, La’s first and only tortilla makers.

shop local style

In the Pay It Forward segment of the show Peter, Rod and Drew discuss Shop Local Style – an online marketplace bringing Magazine Street to the world.