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.

Wipeout! – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Just by living in New Orleans you can naturally develop a lot of useful skills. Dodging potholes and catching Mardi Gras beads improves hand-eye coordination. Peeling crawfish increases dexterity.

One of the skills you will not have learned growing up or living here, is surfing. That’s about to change. Thanks to Becky Hardin’s City Surf Fitness.

Becky Hardin, City Surf Fitness

City Surf Fitness is a new way to get fit. Only steps away from Uptown restaurants and bars, you hop on a surfboard and ride a simulated wave.

Jeff Lakey, NOLA Paddleboards

In Mid-City, Jeff Lakey can set you up with a stand up paddleboard. On the Bayou. Or you can take one out on the lake. Jeff moved back to his native New Orleans from San Diego in 2010 and bought stand-up paddleboarding with him, founding NOLA Paddleboards.

Peter Ricchuti, Out to Lunch

Peter Ricchiuti talks surfing, paddleboarding and takes listener questions on this edition of Out to Lunch. Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon