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

Out to Lunch - From Boots to Pedicabs

Out to Lunch - From Boots to Pedicabs
January 27, 2013

Sal Palmisano was New Orleans' Enemy Number One when he came up with the brilliant business plan to boot drivers' questionably parked cars. Today he is the pioneer of a whole new set of wheels: NOLA Pedicabs. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Taxi!

Out to Lunch - Taxi!
January 19, 2013

Peter referees a debate about the way forward for New Orleans cabs with veteran taxi operator Sheree Kerner from Nawlins Cab and Jack Culotta, lead counsel for the drivers of United Cabs in their class action lawsuit against the City of New Orleans. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Bill of Health

Out to Lunch - Bill of Health
January 13, 2013

Peter Ragusa unveils Better Day, software that aims to replace every medical record in America. Joe Lovett heads up an impressive fund of Louisiana VC investors, The Louisiana Fund. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Download Dollars

Out to Lunch - Download Dollars
January 6, 2013

New Orleans songwriter and music professor Jim McCormick had two number one hits in 2012, Bucktown All Stars guitar player Reid Wick moonlights as an executive of The Recording Academy, the Grammy organization. Read More »

Out to Lunch - All Natural

Out to Lunch - All Natural
December 30, 2012

Billy Bosch brought us Monster energy drink, now he's launching his own brew, Iconic . Benardett Jno-Finn creates Senica natural hair & body products. Read More »

OtL - Red Beans and Ricely Yours

OtL - Red Beans and Ricely Yours
December 23, 2012

Connelly Hayward is the 4th generation of his family to make red beans, he's President of L.H. Hayward and Company who make Camellia Brand red beans. Nina Camacho is National Events Director at Jazzmen Rice. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Secret Pizza

Out to Lunch - Secret Pizza
December 16, 2012

On our first show featuring only guests with nicknames "Jammer" Orintas and "Paco" Robert take on a Christmas hullabaloo at Commander's Palace to talk about Theo's Pizza and Dinner Lab - New Orleans' secret dining society. Read More »

OtL - The Some-Times Picayune

OtL - The Some-Times Picayune
December 8, 2012

Business Manager David Francis and Pulitzer Prize winning Director of State Content for NOLA Media Group James O'Byrne paint a rosy picture of their revolution as the Times Picayune blazes a trail from newsprint to pixels. (thanks to Dirty Coast for show title & T-shirt) Read More »

Out to Lunch - Eternal Snoball Season

Out to Lunch - Eternal Snoball Season
December 2, 2012

Chris Cuadrado is upending the great NOLA tradition of waiting for snoball season and then waiting on line in the burning heat for a snoball with his revolutionary Snoballs To Go. David Bergeron moved into the historic McKenzie's Bakery where he's making his own history with ice cream store Creole Creamery. Read More »

OtL - Commander's Commanders

OtL - Commander's Commanders
November 24, 2012

In a city known for fine restaurants, Commander's Palace is both a legend and ever-evolving enterprise, as revered among chefs and service industry workers as it is by the dining public. Cousins Lally Brennan and Ti Martin share the Commander's culture. Read More »

OTL - Bioceptive

OTL - Bioceptive
November 17, 2012

New Orleans health company Bioceptive is developing a product that could change the lives of millions of women around the world. COO S.K. Khurana and investor Tamara Kreinin, recently retired Executive Director for Women and Population at the United Nations Foundation, explain. Read More »

Out to Lunch - Out of Business

Out to Lunch - Out of Business
November 11, 2012

Mary Lee Murphy from City Year and Kendra Jones Morris from Rural Revolution both left careers in the business world to devote themselves to entrepreneurial ventures that make the world a better place. Read More »

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