The Power and The Shrimp – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans
If you live in New Orleans you’re familiar with this scenario: You’re having a perfectly normal day when suddenly you groan, “Oh noooo.” You’re not watching the Saints’ defense, it’s that other sinking feeling you get as a New Orleanian – when the power goes off.
Today on Out to lunch Peter takes a look at the other 364 days, 23 hours in the life of New Orleans’ Fortune 500 company, Entergy, with Mark Kleehammer, Entergy’s Vice President of Business Development Services.
Peter’s other guest is associated with a more joyful but no less familiar New Orleans institution: peeled shrimp. If it wasn’t for Jay Lapeyre, and his dad, we’d all be peeling our own shrimp. Jay is President of Laitrim – the inventors and manufacturers of the shrimp peeling machine, and they own over 570 other patents.
In the You Heard It Here First segment of the show, Peter introduces entrepreneur Henry duQuesnay and his new business iGardenX. A longer conversation with Henry and Peter’s guests can be heard here.
The photos on this page were taken at Commander’s Palace by Cheryl DalPozzal.