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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® 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 >>
Tam VoThis 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 >>
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 >>
Tam VoThis 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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>