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

NOLA 300 March 29, 2018

Joseph Makkos answered an ad on Craig’s List and ended up buying 30,000 perfectly preserved copies of The Times Picayune, dating back to 1885.

Joseph Makkos

Through his company NOLA DNA, Joseph is setting about packaging and selling the contents of that collection.

Vincent Sciama

Vincent Sciama is also a student of the history of New Orleans, especially our relationship with France. Vincent is France’s representative here. Officially he’s called the Consul General de France en Louisiane

Out to Lunch in the Commander's courtyard

As an ambassador on a tour of duty in New Orleans, Vincent has to suffer through French Quarter Festival, Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras, and all sorts of other grueling diplomatic duties. On this edition of Out to Lunch Peter Ricchiuti discovers whether that’s as much fun as it sounds.

And, in these days of declining newspaper readership, Peter finds out if you can make more money out of newspapers printed in 1885 than 2018.

Joseph Makkos, Vincent Sciama

Photos at Commander's Palace by Alison Moon.

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