It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business finance professor Peter Ricchiuti holds court over lunch at Columns in Uptown New Orleans. Peter's lunch guests are New Orleans business people, from startups to CEO's, from artists to tech entrepreneurs, musicians to movers-and-shakers. New Orleans is on everybody's list as a great place to party but it's also on many lists of the best place to start a business. Peter's deeply knowledgable and equally levity-laden approach to business conversation neatly makese sense of the Crescent City's contradictions.

Making Groceries – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Have you been to Costco? Or Trader Joes? Or Whole Foods? Or any of the who-knows-how-many other grocery stores in New Orleans? Have you noticed that any time you go, every store  always seems busy. There’s no doubt that here in New Orleans we have a love affair with grocery shopping. We even have our own unique name for it – making groceries.

On this edition of Out to Lunch we’re talking about making groceries from two very different perspectives.

Giselle Diaz Eastlack

Giselle Diaz Eastlack owns 18 Diaz Market stores in Orleans, St Tammany and Jefferson Parish.

Daniel Esses

Daniel Esses is the CEO and President of the Dryades Public Market on Oretha Castle Hailey Boulevard in Central City.

Giselle’s markets are a vital part of the communities they serve and Daniel’s market is positioned to be a big part of the revitalization of the neighborhood around it.

Daniel Esses, Giselle Diaz Eastlack, Peter Ricchiuti

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Sam Weil.

Realtor Tracey Moore