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.

Unicorn 504 – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

You’ve probably heard the expression, “follow the money.” It usually refers to a method of tracking criminal activity. 

In entrepreneurial circles, following the money can lead to a lot more money. Or it can lead to absolutely nothing. Knowing which entrepreneurial idea to bet on is more art than science.

Peggy Babin

Peggy Babin is CEO of a firm called Valmiki 504. It’s the New Orleans branch of a Manhattan investment company and they’re investing in local New Orleans startups.

Allison Albert

Allison Albert is the founder of a very unique New Orleans startup, called Pet Krewe. Pet Krewe is part of the seventy-billion-dollar pet industry in the United States. And they have a slice of that market to themselves. They’re one of the only companies in the country who make costumes for cats and dogs.

The great thing about this show – and about life itself actually! – is you never know what’s going to happen. One minute you’re deciding between soup and salad, and the next you’re talking to a Manhattan investor and a person who makes costumes for pets.

Allison Albert, Peggy Babin, Peter Ricchiuti

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Alison Moon.