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.

Mr. & Ms. NOLA Business – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Despite having a Constitution and any number of Federal statutes that guarantee us all equality, there still seem to be plenty of creative ways for employers to discriminate against women.

On Out to Lunch we don’t normally talk about big issues. We talk about small business. On this edition of the show we can do both: Lelia Gowland’s small business, Gowland Llc, deals with the big issues of women in the workplace.

Lelia Gowland

Lelia is a writer for Forbes Magazine, a consultant for companies like GE, and for national associations like the American Association for Justice, and an acknowledged thought leader on the subject of women in business. 

T. Cole Newton

T.Cole Newton is the owner of one of New Orleans’ hip barrooms, 12 Mile Limit. Cole opened the bar in 2010 and it’s been on the Times Picayune’s list of the city’s top 10 bars every year since. That’s no small feat given the number of bars in New Orleans and the growing list of hipster joints that continue to open. Cole also co-hosts a popular bar-related podcast called “A Round With Steve and Cole” and in 2014 he represented the United States at the International Bar Summit competition in Bordeaux, France. 

Lelia Gowland, T. Cole Newton

Oh, and incidentally, Cole is Lelia’s husband.

Peter Ricchiuti

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.