It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business finance professor Peter Ricchiuti holds court over lunch at Columns in Uptown New Orleans. Peter's lunch guests are New Orleans business people, from startups to CEO's, from artists to tech entrepreneurs, musicians to movers-and-shakers. New Orleans is on everybody's list as a great place to party but it's also on many lists of the best place to start a business. Peter's deeply knowledgable and equally levity-laden approach to business conversation neatly makese sense of the Crescent City's contradictions.

Marjie’s Vid – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

One criticism that used to be levelled at New Orleans was that we have a thousand restaurants but only ten recipes. Every restaurant served a variation of gumbo, jambalaya and fried seafood. 

Those days are gone. Take, for example, Marjie’s Grill on Broad Street. Not only is Marjie’s a popular New Orleans restaurant, it was named one of the best new restaurants in America by Bon Appetit magazine. It servesSouth East Asian street food along with local food from the Gulf. 

 Caitlin Carney, Peter Ricchiuti

Caitlin Carney is co-founder and CEO of Marjie’s Grill, and today’s she’s sampling the more traditional stylings of Commander’s Palace as Peter Ricchiuti’s guest on Out to Lunch.

Max Cusimano 

Max Cusimano is at the lunch table too. Max is a video producer, director and owner of the video production company NOLA Vid. If you’ve checked out a video for a New Orleans restaurant on YELP lately, you can be pretty sure Max shot it. As well as making videos for restaurants, NOLA Vid makes videos for companies as diverse as Zillow, Daimler, and Walmart.

 Peter Ricchiuti

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

Lunch in the courtyard at Commander's Palace

Realtor Tracey Moore