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.

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.

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