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.

Fastball – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Running a sports business in New Orleans comes with a number of unique challenges. Ask the Voodoo, the Jazz, or for many years the struggling Saints.

On the other hand, the New Orleans Zephyrs seem to have found a winning formula. Winning enough for a new ownership to take over the team and unveil plans for an optimistic future.

Donna Light

The team’s new Assistant General Manager, Donna Light, is Peter’s guest on this edition of Out to Lunch.

Mark Olalde

Mark Olalde is Director of Operations for the recently unveiled Xtreme Xperience NOLA. Xtreme Xperience allows anyone with a drivers licence to get in a high performance race car and race around a professional car race track in Avondale.

peter ricchiuti

Peter’s talking talking New Orleans baseball and New Orleans motor racing.

Donna Light, Mark Olalde

Photos in the wine room at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon