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.

The Art of The NOLA Renaissance Side Hustle – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

The term “Renaissance Man” – not surprisingly – comes from the renaissance. A period of history where the possibilities for self-expression flourished. Today the term has come to refer to a person who is not only capable of doing a number of tasks, but who’s able to excel at all of them.

Peter Ricchuti’s guests on Out to Lunch today are New Orleans business renaissance men, and women.

katrina brees

Katrina Brees is the founder of DIY coffin business Fantastic Casket, I Heart Louisiana, The Bearded Oysters, and more.

 andrew larimer, peter ricchiuti

Andrew Larimer is the owner of film production company Fat Happy Media and founder of game-makers Starboat Interactive.

colin grussing

Colin Grussing is co-founder of the business incubator 52 Businesses, along with startup businesses of his own including Katy Perry type shark suits.

did katrina brees just say that?

Katrina, Andrew, and Colin are among a new generation of renaissance-business New Orleanians who have elevated the side hustle to a whole new level.

Photos on this page taken at Commander’s Palace by Cheryl DalPozzal

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