It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted by: Peter 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.


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...

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Peanuts Pot ‘n Syrup – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

It’s probably no exaggeration to say that the boom in entrepreneurial business in New Orleans wouldn’t have happened without the business incubator, Idea Village.   Robbie Vitrano was one...

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P J Waitr – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

For most of recorded history, we humans have had a home from which we have gone forth to find food. Now, things have changed. Today, thanks to food delivery apps...

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What Do You Know – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

There’s a fine line between business and gambling. In both, you’re taking an amount of money and by doing something with it hoping to make it into a larger...

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Intellectual Property – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Whether you’re listening to this as a podcast, or on the radio, you’re not paying for it. You’re not stealing it. So you’re on the right side of the law....

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One World – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Typically, on shows about business, hosts and guests talk about business in a way that avoids discussion of politics, socio-economic conditions, or social activism. In the real world, though, business...

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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...

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NOCHI – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

If you eat out in New Orleans you’ve probably noticed two things. One, there seem to be a lot more restaurants to choose from these days. And, two, everywhere...

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Hollywood South 2: The Resurrection – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

Movie plots often fall into one of a number of formulas. One of them is “Local boy makes good.” Both of Peter Ricchiuti’s guests on this edition of Out...

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Mardi Gras Mansions – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

One of the great things about the movie The Wizard of OZ, is the discovery that what makes everything in this magical world happen, is the man behind the...

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