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.

Dynasty – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

In New Orleans, like many other cities, we have historical landmarks, like Jackson Square. And St. Louis Cathedral. But we also have our own unique historical landmarks. Some of them fall into a special category called, “Ain’t dere no more.” Among those are K&B, McKenzies, and Wagner’s Meat.

Scott Wolfe Sr

Scott Wolfe Sr was the owner of the Wagner’s Meat stores. Scott is currently the owner of Melba’s Old School Poboys on Elysian Fields.

John Preble

John Preble is the owner of a current landmark across the lake in Abita Springs.  The Abita Mystery House was originally known as the You-see-em Museum. It houses an indescribable collection of over 50,000 eccentric items that range from bottle caps, postcards, and license plates to a recreation of a mardi gras parade and  a comb collection.

John Preble, Scott Wolfe Sr

Every once in a while you meet someone who is “real New Orleans.” It’s hard to put your finger on exactly what that means, but you know it when you hear it. Scott Wolfe Senior and John Preble are two old school New Orleans originals. 

Photos at Commander’s Palace by Dionne Grayson.