Lisa Carnley

  • Dining

    March 20, 2014

    Crawfish Season Is Off to a Slow Start

    But here's where to get your mudbugs.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Crawfish Season Is Off to a Slow Start, But Here's Where to Get Your Mudbugs

    "The only thing better than a crawfish dinner is five crawfish dinners." Coach Red Beaulieu, The Waterboy Ain't that the truth? It's time to eat up, because crawfish season is upon us once again ... well, sort of. Gulf coast crawfish season typically begins in early to mid-March, but this year ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 20, Fried Catfish and Cajun Crawfish at The Cajun Stop

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of MenusĀ® issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in EaDo (a.k.a. Old Chinatown, a.k.a. East Downtown)

    So you're not comfortable with the EaDo sobriquet. I don't care. The damn thing has stuck. It's short, easy and to-the-point. (Besides, the more important question is what to call that weird DMZ area on South Shepherd that's not quite Montrose, not quite Upper Kirby, not quite River Oaks and not qui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    The Cajun Stop: Calliope's Po-Boy Has a New Name, But the Same Great Cajun Food

    After shedding its former name -- Calliope's Po-Boy -- in the wake of a legal battle, the little Cajun restaurant in EaDo had been going by a handful of different names in the last few months: LC's Poboys on Facebook, in which the LC stood for owner Lisa Carnley's initials. KrazyPoBoys on Twitter. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Help Calliope's Po-Boy Choose Its New Name

    "What's in a name?" asked owner Lisa Carnley on the Facebook page for her restaurant that was -- until two months ago -- known as Calliope's Po-Boy. After a slight bit of legal drama with the new Calliope's Po-Boy on West Bellfort, Carnely decided to let that shop keep the name and in September ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Vargo's and Stella Sola Bid Their Farewells

    The big news earlier in the week was the closure of Stella Sola in the Heights, but brace for impact, folks: Houston's losing an old-timer this week, too. Vargo's has closed after 47 years; signs are already up in front of the restaurant's rolling green acreage off Fondren that denote a "mixed use ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Crawfish Joints

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of HoustonĀ® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Along wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Houston's Hottest Chefs: Eric Aldis

    Tam Vo​This past week, we've highlighted the winners in the second round of Houston's Hottest Chefs: the men. We've taken a good, long look at Justin Basye, Ricky Craig, L.J. Wiley and Bryan Caswell. But the moment of truth has come. The people of Houston have spoken. Eric Aldis of Mo's: A Pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Houston's Hottest Chefs: The Complete Top 10

    ​The readers have spoken and the winners have been crowned: Lisa Carnley of Calliope's Po-Boys as Houston's hottest female chef and Eric Aldis of Mo's: A Place For Steaks as Houston's Hottest male chef. But instead of clicking back through all the entries to see the complete list of all 10 con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Houston's Hottest Chefs: Lisa Carnley

    Tam Vo​This past week, we've highlighted Houston's hottest female chefs, profiling Monica Pope, Jody Stevens, Meagan Silk and Jamie Zelko. But the moment of truth has come. The people of Houston have spoken. Lisa Carnley of Calliope's Po-Boys is Houston's hottest lady chef of all. When we as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Houston's Hottest Chef: Voting Is Now Open

    Thankfully, none of our nominees look like this.​We've carefully combed through the 100 plus comments from last week's post and compiled the top five male and top five female chefs you nominated as Houston's hottest chef. We combed through our own photo archives and -- occasionally -- the che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Food Fight: Battle Po-Boy

    Photo by Erika Ray We have a friend -- a born-and-raised Cajun who's as passionate about her food as she is about her Motherland itself -- who claims that it's impossible to get an authentic po-boy here in Houston. It has nothing to do with the seafood or the fixings or even the people crea ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 23, 2009

    Roast Beef and Fried Rice

    Calliope's turns out authentic New Orleans food with an Asian twist

  • Dining

    April 9, 2009