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
Jazz Fest - our annual overdose of music and food - is synonymous with New Orleans. Smoothie King - healthy juice food alternative - is the antithesis of the city. Both businesses were NOLA born in the 70's and are now international brands. Meet Smoothie King's Tom O'Keefe and the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Scott Aiges.