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 Power and The Prairie – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

What do you think of when you hear the word “prairie?” Wide open spaces? Grasses blowing in the dry, warm wind? Off on the horizon, cattle being driven over the ridge by cowboys?

Doesn’t sound much like Louisiana does it? It would, if most of our grassland was still intact. The fact is, Louisiana prairies are just as vital and just as threatened as their better known cousins, the wetlands.

Marc Pastorek

Marc Pastorek spends a great deal of his professional life managing wild and restored land. Marc joins Peter Ricchiuti for lunch today.

Myron Katz

Myron Katz is also in the business of saving, specifically, electricity. Myron’s latest innovation is called the Customer Lowered Electricity Price, which will allegedly lower your electricity bill. The rest of Myron’s day is spent with his architectural consultancy company, Building Science Innovators.

But wait, there’s more. A lower electricity bill and a wild prairie. All on this edition of Out to Lunch. 

Peter Ricchiuti, Marc Patorek, Myron Katz and the awesome Commander's A Team

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.