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.

Let There Be Light, And Powdered Sugar – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans


Drew Bevolo is the current torch carrier of his family firm, Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights, founded in 1945.


Burt Benrud is the current head the family business Cafe du Monde which started up in the 1860’s.

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