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
The national movement away from bad eating habits has swept into New Orleans. In the town that cholesterol forgot we've started demanding to know more about what's in what we eat and take more care in selecting what we prepare at home for ourselves and our families.
Seth Hamstead opened full service butcher Cleaver & Co to source locally grown meat from producers he can go meet. From a location that is not exactly a realtor's dream in a less-traveled part of Uptown, Cleaver & Co has a loyal and growing clientele of carnivores.
Tess Monaghan came to New Orleans from Yale and dragged some classmates with her to open online farmer's market Good Eggs. Sourcing fresh, organic fruit and veggies from local growers, and artisinal foodstuffs from pies to puree, Good Eggs is not only a farmer's market, it's a farmer's market in your house: they deliver!