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.

Orange – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

When you look back at the human form –  at Venus de Milo from 100 BC, or Michelangelo’s David from the 1500’s – the ideal human body hasn’t changed much at all. But with the advent of progress like the automobile, and the ability to gather food while sitting in an automobile, retaining our ideal body shape has led to all kinds of creative ideas.

The latest to arrive here in New Orleans is called Orange Theory Fitness. It’s a workout based on what they call the science of post-exercise oxygen consumption, or EPOC.

Elle Mahoney - Orange Theory Fitness

Elle Mahoney is the Louisiana franchise holder of Orange Theory Fitness. Elle has opened her first studio in Mid City and is expanding across the city and the state.

Isabelle Cossart - Tours by Isabelle / Isabelle's Orange Orchard

Isabelle Cossart is the owner of an all-organic New Orleans orange orchard, called Isabelle’s Orange Orchard, and a company called Tours by Isabelle which provides, as you may have guessed, tours by Isabelle.

peter ricchiuti

This episode of Out to Lunch owes as much to Sesame Street as it does to Wall Street. Brought to us by the color orange, it’s a look at New Orleans business from Orange Theory to orange orchards.

Elle Mahoney, Isabelle Cossart

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.