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.

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.

Realtor Tracey Moore