Many of our greatest artists liked cocktails. Degas, Van Gogh, Manet, and many others spoke glowingly of the effect of alcohol on their work, and painted bottles, glasses, and folks drinking. Here in New Orleans, and in 36 states across the U.S, you can find out if a couple of cocktails can turn you into a master painter at Painting With a Twist, where partying and painting go hand in hand. The co founder of the extraordinarily successful Painting with a Twist franchise, Cathy Deano, is Peter s guest on this edition of Out to Lunch. So is Alex Geriner. Alex is the founder of Doorman Designs where they make designer furniture from wood and fittings salvaged from homes in the Gulf South that have been destroyed by floods or neglect. Alex s furniture can be found across the country, from Malibu to Miami and in every room of the new Henry Howard Hotel right here in New Orleans. Peter entertains two of New Orleans most innovative creative entrepreneurs on this Out to Lunch from Commander s Palace. Photos by Alison Moon.