Peter Ricchiuti

Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

Two icons that say New Orleans: the gas lamp and the beignet. Drew Bevolo's family founded and has owned Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights since 1945. Burt Benrud's family business, Café du Monde, started up in the 1860's.

These two standard bearers of New Orleans' enduring icons talk about the present, the future, and entrepreneur NOLA Pie Guy.

Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

This week on Out to Lunch, Latona Giwa from Birthmark Doula Collective breaks down the A-B-C-sections of the NOLA baby biz. Angelle Missios, NOLA Birth Photographer, is there to capture baby's first breath and first Facebook post.

Plus, Angelle and Latona pay it forward with The Elmer Group's Nerium.

Occasional IKEA

Aug 13, 2012
Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

This week on Out to Lunch, we explore the places where home and business intersect. First, New Orleanian Kay Morrison. Kay was a success in corporate America when she and her husband realized they needed an extra partner — an occasional wife — to do all the at-home stuff Kay wasn’t at home to do. Kay founded The Occasional Wife to become that occasional wife for others.

The people behind New Orleans' transformation into the nation's top city for young entrepreneurs is who you'll meet on Out to Lunch with Peter Ricchiuti — which joins the 89.9 WWNO lineup Monday afternoon, July 23 at 1:00 p.m.  Ricchiuti recently talked with WWNO's Fred Kasten about Out to Lunch, and how the program got started...

On this week's episode, trombonists Craig Klein and Mark Mullins discuss their musical careers in Bonerama; Rev. Lonell Wright helps foster community in the Lower 9th Ward; Peter Ricchiuti discusses the surplus of natural gas in America; and Gwen Thompkins pleads for civil political discourse.