It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds the country's most entertaining finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business world to join him, sometimes for fine dining others for pizza. From CEO's to startups, managers, musicians, biomed needle-movers, Silicon Bayou success stories and entrepreneurs of all stripes put aside the elevator pitch and the talking points and actually enjoy themselves. It's business, New Orleans style.
You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Rock Paper Scissors – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

If you’re a certain age and you grew up in the South, there were things you were expected to do, under the banner of “etiquette.”  After you went to someone’s house for dinner or a party, you wrote them a thank you note. On your personalized stationery. Today, you’re more likely to send an email. But, if you want it, you can still find personalized stationery. Nancy Sharon Collins still makes it.

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As well as monograms, ciphers, and seals.

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Domenic Giunta doesn’t make anything. But he has a maker-space – a high tech workshop – where you can go and make pretty much anything you can imagine. On equipment from drill presses to 3D printers. 

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Domenic’s business, IDIYA, on South Broad Street, puts New Orleans on the frontline of what has been described as the new industrial revolution. Nancy Sharon Collins is preserving an ancient art form.

Nancy and Domenic join host Peter Ricchiuti at Commander’s Palace for a hands-on Out to Lunch. 

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Photographs by Alison Moon.