Business & Technology en Short-Term Rental Stakeholders All Agree On One Thing: Current Law Inadequate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unlicensed, short-term rentals are illegal in New Orleans, but there aren’t a lot of people getting busted for renting out their house on websites like </span><a href="" target="_blank">Airbnb</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or </span><a href="" target="_blank">VRBO</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. That’s because the law that bans vacation rentals is almost impossible for the city to enforce.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:48:34 +0000 Nina Feldman 64853 at Out To Lunch: It’s In Our DNA (No, Really) <p></p><p class="p1">New Orleans DNA research companies&nbsp;<a href="">Renaissance RX</a>&nbsp;and<a href=""><span class="s2">&nbsp;</span><span class="s1">GenoVive</span><span class="s2">&nbsp;</span></a>are changing our concept of dieting and medication.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Peter Ricchiuti 64394 at 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 An Old-Fashioned Newspaperman Takes The Helm In A Digital World <em>The New York Times</em>' new executive editor, Dean Baquet, took over just two weeks ago, yet he appears perfectly comfortable in his perch atop the worlds of journalism and New York. He smokes fine cigars to relax, wears elegant loafers and excuses his decision to keep his suit coat on during our conversation by saying that's just who he is.<p>But Baquet's identity is wrapped up in a city and a different reality more than 1,000 miles away.<p>"I did not grow up with a whole lot of money in New Orleans," Baquet told me. Fri, 30 May 2014 23:53:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 61740 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