It’s Acadiana: Out To Lunch

Hosted ByChristiaan Mader

OUT TO LUNCH finds journalist Christiaan Mader conducting business Acadiana style: over lunch. Each week Christiaan invites guests from Acadiana's business community to join him. Beyond the foundations of the Acadiana economy - oil, cuisine, music - there is a vast network of entrepreneurs, small businesses, and even some of the country's largest companies who call Acadiana home. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the wider Acadiana business community. You can also hear the show on KRVS 88.7FM.

Pedaling Popsicles – Out to Lunch – It’s Acadiana

Summer lasts a long time in this part of the world. We take advantage of it by doing stuff outside – like crawfish boils and bike rides. Meg Arcenaux is an expert on both of these Summertime activities.

Meg Arcenaux

Meg is the owner of the bike shop Hub City Cycles as well as a pop-up crawfish boil business called Hawk’s Boil Up.

When you look back on your childhood, hot Summers seemed to stretch on forever. One of the quick and cheap ways we cooled down as kids was eating a popsicle. Nick Villaume grew up in the 1980’s and has combined the joy of popsicles with the music of the era by starting up a popsicle company called Pops and Rockets.

Nick Villaume

Nick’s popsicles have 80’s rock flavors like Sweet Child O’Lime; Rice, Rice Baby; and Cran Halen.  

Peter Ricchiuti savors the flavors of crawfish, popsicles, and yes, possibly, by the end of this convesation,  a crawfish popsicle – on this edition of Out to Lunch.

Photos at Social Southern Table and Bar by Gwen Aucoin.

Liaten to Out to Lunch Baton Rouge