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
Hubig’s isn’t what the rest of the country thinks of as “pie”.
It’s a single-serving deep fried envelope of home-made pastry and pie filling, sealed in a wax paper bag. And it’s not sold in bakeries, but in all kinds of stores all over town. After Katrina, the return of Hubig’s Pies was heralded as a milestone in our recovery. And so it was a community tragedy on July 27th 2012 when Hubig’s factory burned down.
Co-owner and manager of daily operations Drew Ramsey is facing his century-old company's challenge of a lifetime, rebuilding after a devastating fire destroyed Hubig's Pies.
Tortillas account for 38% of the bread business in the United States. There are only 3 states who don’t manufacture tortillas - Mississippi, Wyoming and Louisiana. Today you can cross Louisiana off that list. Rod Olsen jumped ship from Zapp's to launch Hola Nola Foods, La's first and only tortilla makers.
In the Pay It Forward segment of the show Peter, Rod and Drew discuss Shop Local Style - an online marketplace bringing Magazine Street to the world.