OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM.
Paul Charbonnet is the owner of Atmosphere Cinema.
Atmosphere Cinema is not a movie theater, it's a Baton Rouge company that shoots aerial video and photography, primarily from its fleet of drones. Paul founded the company in 2014. Atmosphere Cinema shoots video for the movie industry. Car chases, sweeping shots of landscapes, and other scenes that would normally take a huge crew, a huge amount of time, and huge expenses, can now be filmed by a drone fitted with a camera and operated by just two people: a drone operator and a camera operator.
Cyrus Lester is co-owner of Mushroom Maggie’s, a St. Francisville farm that grows 10 different varieties of gourmet mushrooms and is taking the Baton Rouge and New Orleans foodie scene by storm. Since Cyrus and his wife, Maggie Long, opened the farm in early 2018, Mushroom Maggie’s has tripled its size due to demand for its edible fungi, which are grown under the most careful and meticulous conditions. Mushroom Maggie sells its 'shrooms to to more than 40 restaurants, as well as grocery stores and farmers’ markets.
Photos over lunch at Mansurs On The Boulevard.