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

Play Date May 31, 2018

If you’re single and you have a dog, you’ll know that you can never get serious about dating someone who doesn’t like your dog. Or worse, doesn’t like dogs in general. 

That self-selection of single dog people is the premise behind a dating app called Dig. Yes, it’s a dating app for dog lovers looking to find human love. Dig was founded right here, in New Orleans.

Leigh Isaacson

Dig co-founder and CEO, Leigh Isaacson, joins Peter Ricchiuti on this edition of Out to Lunch. 

Tania Hahn

Tania Hahn is the owner of Hahn Enterprises.

If you go to the gym, or a sports stadium, or take your kids to a playground, everything you see – from workout machines at the gym, bleachers at the stadium, and monkey bars at the playground – had to come from somewhere. In New Orleans that somewhere is often Hahn Enterprises.

Tania Hahn, Leigh Isaacson, Peter Ricchiuti

Tania and Leigh make the case for putting down your phone, getting oustide, and moving! And if you're wondering if they lead by example: Tania plays rugby and Leigh flies her own plane! 

Photos over lunch at Commander's Palace by Jill Lafleur.

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