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.

Recharging – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

You can break everything in the world down to the cellular level. Cells create energy. And energy is what runs you, me, and every contraption we’ve built, from cell phones to the world wide web. 

When energy ebbs, things get bad. Have you ever had your cell service go out on your phone? Or, personally, have you felt so worn out during the middle of the afternoon that you don’t know how you’re going to make it to the end of the day? Peter Ricchiuti’s guests on this edition of Out to Lunch are solving both these problems.

Chris Mangum

Chris Mangum’s company, Servato, specializes in keeping the battery power turned on for cell towers, and other parts of the telecommunications industry.

Carol Morse

Carol Morse’s company, Acalli Chocolate, takes cacao beans from Peru and Mexico, and, in a workshop in Gretna, makes high-end chocolate that is sold all over the US.

Carol Morse, Chris Mangum, Peter Ricchiuti

Photos over lunch at Commander’s Palace by Jill Lafleur.

Photo of Alison making chocolate: Erin Krall

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