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
Have you been to Costco? Or Trader Joes? Or Whole Foods? Or any of the who-knows-how-many other grocery stores in New Orleans? Have you noticed that any time you go, every store always seems busy. There’s no doubt that here in New Orleans we have a love affair with grocery shopping. We even have our own unique name for it – making groceries.
On this edition of Out to Lunch we’re talking about making groceries from two very different perspectives.
Giselle Diaz Eastlack owns 18 Diaz Market stores in Orleans, St Tammany and Jefferson Parish.
Daniel Esses is the CEO and President of the Dryades Public Market on Oretha Castle Hailey Boulevard in Central City.
Giselle’s markets are a vital part of the communities they serve and Daniel’s market is positioned to be a big part of the revitalization of the neighborhood around it.
Photos at Commander's Palace by Sam Weil.