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

Out to Lunch Entrepreneurs

Cafe 821 Livre

As more people move into downtown to live and work, they want more stuff. And sometimes they just don't want to leave the office or the apartment to go get it. If it's French food or coffee you're too busy or lazy to go get, Rene Brunet's Cafe 821 Livre will deliver. "Livre" en Francais means "delivery."

rene brunet

On this episode of Out to Lunch, Cafe 821 Livre owner and delivery guy Rene Brunet pitches the concept and kicks around the pros and cons with host Peter Ricchiuti and a couple of guys with some sage thoughts on the subject: Geoffrey Meeker who delivers his own French Truck Coffee and Roy Nelson who delivers his own Fest Cola.

peter ricchiuti, rene brunet

The original version of their conversation on Out to Lunch is here.

All the photos on this page were taken at Commander's Palace by Chet Overall.

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