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.

Imported Balls – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

One of the topics in the national debate these days is trade. Meaning imports and exports.

Onn Out to lunch, Pater and his guests take a look at two of the most obscure imports into the United States, and New Orleans. One from Britain, the other from Italy.

Francis Palumbo

Francis Palumbo joins Peter to talk about the British import. Francis is a member of the board of The Crescent City Blues Rugby Football club.

T.J. Stranova

T.J. Stranova is an authority on the Italian import. T.J is President of the Italian American Bocce Club of Greater New Orleans.

Bocce and rugby in the wine room at Commander's

Yes, while the rest of the business community is talking about free trade, NAFTA, The TPP, and tariffs, Out to Lunch is taking a break from all that to talk about imported ball games. Rugby. And Bocce.

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.