It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds the country's most entertaining finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business world to join him, sometimes for fine dining others for pizza. From CEO's to startups, managers, musicians, biomed needle-movers, Silicon Bayou success stories and entrepreneurs of all stripes put aside the elevator pitch and the talking points and actually enjoy themselves. It's business, New Orleans style.
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.