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.

From Veterans to Julia – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

When people visit New Orleans and drive in from the airport, they assume they’re in New Orleans from the minute they figure out how to get on the I-10 till they get to their French Quarter accommodation.

If you live in New Orleans, you wouldn’t say you were in New Orleans till you got to… well, where exactly?

In business, the Orleans-Jefferson connection can be somewhat murky too.

todd murphy

On this edition of Out to Lunch Peter Ricchiuti sorts it all out with the President of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Todd Murphy.

denise berthiaume

Weighing in on the Orleans side of business alliances, is  Denise Berthiaume, owner of Le Mieux Galleries and President of the New Orleans Arts District Association.

jefferson parish meets downtown nola

The matchup is not as David and Goliath as you might think. New Orleans cultural economy is big business – in fact there’s only one sector of the local economy that’s bigger and that’s hospitality.

The photos on this page were taken at Commander’s Palace restaurant by Ashley George.