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

Joieful Steamboat April 26, 2018

Even if you’ve lived in New Orleans your whole life and you know everything about the place, there’s a good chance there’s one thing you don’t know. And that is, what it’s like to be a tourist.

Some tourists just want to know what it’s like to be you. For those people, looking for a unique local’s perspective to their New Orleans experience, there’s a specialized travel agency called Joieful.

Aaron Dirks

The founder and CEO of Joieful, Aaron Dirks, joins Peter Ricchiuti on this edition of Out to Lunch. 

Gordon Stevens

Gordon Stevens knows more about tourists than almost anybody in the crescent city. Gordon is President, CEO and co-owner of the New Orleans Steamboat Company.

Yes, they own The Natchez. They also own the tour company Gray Line New Orleans, the 3 locations of Café Beignet in the French Quarter, and Visit New Orleans.

Gordon Stevens, Aaron Dirks, Peter Ricchiuti

Photos at Commander's Palace by Alison Moon.

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