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 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.

Realtor Tracey Moore