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.

Made In New Orleans – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Many of our greatest artists liked cocktails. Degas, Van Gogh, Manet, and many others spoke glowingly of the effect of alcohol on their work, and painted bottles, glasses, and folks drinking.

Here in New Orleans, and in 36 states across the U.S, you can find out if a couple of cocktails can turn you into a master painter at Painting With a Twist, where partying and painting go hand in hand.

Cathy Deano

The co-founder of the extraordinarily successful Painting with a Twist franchise, Cathy Deano, is Peter’s guest on this edition of Out to Lunch.

Alex Geriner

So is Alex Geriner. Alex is the founder of Doorman Designs where they make designer furniture from wood and fittings salvaged from homes in the Gulf South that have been destroyed by floods or neglect.

Alex’s furniture can be found across the country, from Malibu to Miami and in every room of the new Henry Howard Hotel right here in New Orleans.

Peter Ricchiuti, Cathy Deano, Alex Geriner

Peter entertains two of New Orleans’ most innovative creative entrepreneurs on this Out to Lunch from Commander’s Palace.

Grant Morris, Peter Ricchiuti, Eric Murrell

Photos by Alison Moon.