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Angela Calonder

Angela Calonder is a globetrotting photographer and blogger who is happy to call New Orleans home.

Double Dealer, New Orleans’ speakeasy bar is ‘poetically’ and literally underground

By Angela Calonder / October 9, 2021

The underground speakeasy features decor, spirited drinks, live music and throwbacks to the ’20s in the Orpheum theater’s old ice pit.

Meet the women bringing comedy back to New Orleans

By Angela Calonder / August 3, 2021

While we all spent the past 15 months grappling with the correct way to process a pandemic, the early success of the woman-owned Comedy House NOLA suggests that both the comics and the everyday citizens of New Orleans have arrived at the same conclusion as its owners — that comedy is, in fact, healing.

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Central City’s Zony Mash Provides a Place to Keep Food Pop-Ups Afloat in Pandemic Times

By Angela Calonder / March 19, 2021

Located in a historic movie theater, this local brewery has a great lineup of local food trucks

The Bower takes farm-to-table dining to heart with unique partnerships

By Angela Calonder / November 20, 2020

The Bower takes modern dining to a fresh new echelon fueled by ingredients from Sugar Roots Farm on the Westbank.

Get Outta Town: There’s a spooky corn maze just two hours away from New Orleans

By Angela Calonder / October 26, 2020

Pine Grove is about an hour and a half from New Orleans in Livingston Parish, along a route that really makes it worth the journey. In the daytime it’s not as creepy, but beware, the ghouls come out at night.

Like Hogwarts for strings, Salvador Giardina’s Old Metairie shop Stringed Instruments Restoration & Making is a musical wonderland

By Angela Calonder / September 24, 2020

There are no neon lights in the window to catch the attention of passersby, as there are at the neighboring shops. Like something from the Wizarding World, it’s as if a person might only notice the shadowy doorway and peeling gold and silver letters on the glass if they’ve specifically come looking for them.

The Last Suppers: Second-oldest restaurant in New Orleans, Tujague’s, holds final dinners at its historic French Quarter corner

By Angela Calonder / July 15, 2020

Tujague’s, the second-oldest restaurant in New Orleans, un-shuttered its doors at 823 Decatur St., where it has operated since 1914, for a special five-night dinner series with its traditional five-course menu in late June. It will formally reopen, bigger and better than ever, at 429 Decatur St. in September.

Tank & The Bangas, Galactic, Revivalists headline drive-in socially distant concert series at UNO Arena

By Angela Calonder / July 8, 2020

An innovative new concert series comes to New Orleans in July as we navigate a new socially distant normal in the world of concert-going.

New Orleanians: Fleeting melodies from Mobile Music Box NOLA bring moments of wonder during pandemic

By Angela Calonder / July 2, 2020

Kyoto, Zambia, the Canary Islands — all the travels of two women brought them to New Orleans. Their friendship birthed the Mobile Music Box, an ethereal and unique way to bring music to the people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

#GeauxLocal: Here’s a list of NOLA-based artists, stores for social distancing retail therapy

By Angela Calonder / March 20, 2020

If online shopping is your quarantine solution, consider supporting some of these local makers virtually!