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.

The Tourist Road Less Traveled – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

We talk a lot on this show about how the New Orleans economy is changing. Entrepreneurs are starting up companies that do everything from build apps to 3D printers.

Meanwhile, our traditional industries of hospitality and tourism are rolling right along on a parallel track.

On this edition of Out to Lunch Peter’s talking about a couple of unusual points where the tracks cross, with tourism entrepreneurs Rupa Mohan and Chris Rose.

Chris Rose

If you’ve lived in New Orleans for a while, yes, it’s the same Chris Rose – one of the city’s finest writers and raconteurs – with his newest venture, the Magical Musical Mystery History tour.

Rupa Mohan

Rupa Mohan flies in the face of tourist tradition with her company, The Sweat Social. Rupa brings tourists together to do things like run, kick box, and Pilates.

It’s the New Orleans tourist road less traveled on today’s Out to Lunch.

Chris Rose,Rupa Mohan

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.