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.

Airborne Chalkboard – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

If you’ve been shopping lately you might have noticed the growing number of stores that have creative chalkboard signs outside on the sidewalk. You might have also noticed similar creative chalkboard menus in restaurants. 


There’s a good chance those groovy looking hand lettered chalkboard signs were made by a company called SmallChalk, the brainchild of Ashlee Arcenaux Jones.

ashlee arceneaux jones

Ashlee is Peter’s guest on Out to Lunch today.

Peter’s other lunch guest also writes signs. And tows them across the sky behind a plane.

neil nadler

Neil Nadler is the owner of Air Reldan. Besides aerial advertising and charter flights, Air Reldan provide Mile High airborne services that you may find equally intriguing. 

peter ricchiuti, neil nadler, ashlee arceneaux jones

This conversation is a unique and candid look at niche marketing. 

peter ricchiuti, neil nadler, ashlee arceneaux jones

Photos taken at Commander’s Palace by Cheryl DalPozzal.