Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Photo by Rick Lineberger

Brides 'n Blooms February 13, 2014

Did you know New Orleans is America's second favorite spot for destination weddings?

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There's a whole industry built on folks coming here to get hitched. At the heart of it are two New Orleans icons: House of Broel and Harkins the Florist.

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John Harkins and Bonnie Broel join Peter Ricchiuti for a lunch time chat that swings from brides on their wedding day to wives doing things with floral preservative other than preserving blooms. 

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In the Pay It Forward part of the show John offers some advice from a guy who owned a chain of flower shops to a guy who is starting up a chain of healthy fast food alternative cafes: Smoothies n Things.

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