Peter Ricchiuti en Out To Lunch: The New Boss <p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 63993 at Out To Lunch: New Orleans In Orbit <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Sure, New Orleans business is doing better than it has in decades (if not ever)... but&nbsp;in your wildest imaginings it's unlikely you've&nbsp;had any idea that "the sky's the limit" has, in the last few years, gone from&nbsp;being a visionary fantasy to an aerospace reality. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 63500 at Out To Lunch: There's No Business Like Show Business <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans is celebrated across the country and around the world as a center of extraordinary live entertainment. Not just in the French Quarter but all over the city there's a vast amount of live music, theater, and comedy every night of the year.</span></p><p>However, on the inside of what appears to be a thriving local entertainment industry you frequently hear the same criticism: we have a lot of entertainment, but not much industry. Plenty of shows, but not enough show business.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 63080 at Out To Lunch: Over A Billion Served <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Out to Lunch</em> is recorded each week live over lunch at Commander's Palace in New Orleans' Garden District. One of the reasons Commander's has been in business for over 130 years is that each time we come here for lunch it's just as good as it was the last time.</span></p><p>Imagine if you had to replicate that dining experience at not just one, but hundreds of restaurants. That's what a franchise is.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 62517 at Out To Lunch: Common Sense <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Common sense is difficult to define. In business, people with unique and quirky ideas can run into a lot of negativity based on "common sense." Like the guys who decided that, at a time when newspapers are going under all over the country, they're going to launch a brand new daily newspaper in New Orleans. Crazy, right?</span></p><p>That newspaper is The Advocate. Its editor, Peter Kovacs, who was canned by the Times-Picayune in its business realignment to a 3-day-a-week paper, is Peter's guest on this episode of Out to Lunch.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 62168 at Out To Lunch: From Veterans To Julia <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Out to Lunch</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Peter </span>Ricchiuti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sorts out the connection between New Orleans and Jefferson Parish. He's joined by Todd Murphy, President of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.</span></p><p>Weighing in on the Orleans side of business alliances is Denise Berthiaume, owner of LeMieux Galleries and President of the New Orleans Arts District Association.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 61742 at Out To Lunch: Saints! Pelicans! Tourists! <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. There is no specific reason — there's no amusement park or beach — but like other great cities such as Paris and Manhattan, people come here to spend time just living like we do.</span></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 61277 at Out To Lunch: L.E.D.G.E. <p></p><p>There are a lot of people these days claiming how well New Orleans is doing and that in business terms we're now competitive with almost any city in the country. If you'd like proof that this is fact, and not just feel-good boosterism, this edition of <em>Out to Lunch</em> might convince you.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 60971 at Out To Lunch: The Show Must Go On <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the Katrina-darkened footlights are back on at</span><span class="s1" style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the </span>Saenger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the&nbsp;</span>Mahalia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jackson&nbsp;and&nbsp;the Civic, theater is big business in New Orleans.&nbsp;Peter's guests on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Out to Lunch</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are two of the people who brought these theaters back to life and who operate them.</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 60125 at Out To Lunch: In It For The Money <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are a lot of great reasons to live in New Orleans, but “making money” is not typically at the top of the list. Even though the business climate is undeniably better here now than we’ve seen in decades, money is not what drives most of us.</span></p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But of course, we can’t live without it. So thankfully there are New </span>Orleanians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who devote themselves to looking after money, and two of them are Peter's guests this week on <em>Out to Lunch</em>.</span></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:02:10 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 59899 at