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.

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

Realtor Tracey Moore