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.

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.

domenic giunta

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.

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