Hilton Hotels Corporation

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Bartender Chat: Mindy Kucan of Anvil Bar & Refuge

    ​Mindy Kucan, who was named Best Bartender in the 2010 Best of Houston® issue of the Press, used to commute to Houston for her shifts at Anvil. "I'm originally from Houston, but had moved to Austin to bartend at the Hilton. Then I got the job at Anvil in November of 2009, and I would commute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Bryan Caswell: No Pity

    ​Last night, half of Houston tuned in to watch Chef Bryan Caswell of REEF and Little Big's represent the Bayou City on the Food Network's newest show: Next Iron Chef. I didn't watch it. I was catcalling people from the back of a banquet room at the Hilton during the otherwise classy My Table ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    The Houston Culinary Awards Get a Facelift

    Photo courtesy of My TableThe steel awards themselves (no more glass!) weren't the only new things this year.​"You can't help but feel great when you're honored and respected by your peers and Houston diners," said Sean Beck today, after bringing home a stunning two awards at the annual My Tab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Hope Justin Bieber Dies Before He Gets Old

    ​Oh, calm down. This isn't a call for the murder of American's favorite prepubescent pop idol. Sure, the former YouTube sensation from Stratford, Ontario who dresses and talks (and Tweets) like a diminutive Tupac Shakur has made more money in the last two years than you or I will see in ten li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Snackshot: Moonshine

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​If you've got some cash to spare at SXSW and you love comfort food, Moonshine (303 Red River) will scratch your itch in more ways than one. Located directly across Red River from the downtown Hilton -- no cabs or buses needed -- this high-end down-home restaurant i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Face-Recognition Software At A Hotel? What Could Go Wrong?

    ​If you're classy and rich enough to get your mid-day nookie-on-the-side at the Hilton Americas, be warned: Your face is going into a database.The hotel has announced that it's installed a security system that uses "facial recognition, license plate recognition and advanced motion analytics." It d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Here's One Vote Against A New Dynamo Stadium

    ​So the Houston Dynamo are upset that Harris County hasn't yet given them money for their planned pleasure palace. Well cry me a river.I'm not sure if the Dynamo have noticed, but there's a rather severe recession going on in the country right now. And though the Dynamo are only asking for ten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    New Orleans Happy Hour Deals: Lüke Restaurant

    ​Lüke is John Besh's new restaurant connected to the Hilton on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. It is touted as an authentic brasserie; the seafood is kept open market-style on the bar and chosen by the customers individually. We really enjoyed the atmosphere here and thought it was an exce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    The Best Sports Palaces In Houston History, Ranked For Her Pleasure

    Photo courtesy wikipedia​It's been a few years since Houston's most recent orgy of building new sports arenas for down-on-their-luck franchise owners. There's a new soccer stadium trying to get itself born, but other than that we probably won't be seeing any new facilities being built for a while. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Artist of the Week: BetterLuck

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to some reason, back in 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    The Top Hurricane Ike Myths

    The Bay Area Houston Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau says there are a lot of myths going around about Hurricane Ike damage, and they're determined to stop them.So they've issued a release listing the Top Five Myths Following Hurricane Ike, and they address each with no-nonse ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 20, 2008

    Wayne Dolcefino, Art Critic

    A TV reporter tries to take on the Houston Arts Alliance in a sensationalist, inaccurate series

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Some Dogs Enjoy An Ike Break

    In the midst of the craziness, some have found the time to make sure Houstonians of the four-legged variety get a sense of normalcy. At the dog park off Westpark and Highway 59, uprooted trees didn’t keep Rebecca Lee from getting in some exercise for Roxy, her 15-month-old, three-legged pit bull. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    John McCain in Houston

    The presumptive Republican nominee and his backers came to the downtown Hilton earlier today to talk energy policy. McCain got plenty of applause when he called for more offshore drilling (big surprise here in Houston) and when he compared his opponent's policies to those of Jimmy Carter. We got pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007
  • Film

    July 26, 2007


    In Steve Buscemi's latest, the journalist-star sit-down is an interview between vampires

  • News

    July 5, 2007
  • Blogs

    March 20, 2007
  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Hotel Campers

    In order to retain membership, have the Girl Scouts changed too much?

  • Dining

    February 15, 2007

    Skyline Bar & Grill's

    Bannana Split Martini

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006
  • Film

    July 6, 2006

    Skater Boyz N the Hood

    Teen rebels rule in Larry Clark's Wassup Rockers

  • News

    October 27, 2005

    Faded Love

    Our correspondent finds his attempts to help rebuffed by evacuees

  • News

    August 4, 2005

    They Walk Among Us

    A closer look at a spiffy downtown park reveals it's crawling with rats

  • Calendar

    July 21, 2005

    Gimme a B!

    Nate Nicoll's synth sounds are your ticket to the '80s

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2005
  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    A Room with a View

    The Montagu Hotel, where the keyhole is more entertaining than the TV

  • Resolutions

    January 20, 2005

    Houston Resolutions

    Ten ways to make our town a better place

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Dining

    September 9, 2004

    Boring by Design

    Spencer's: dull decor and surprisingly good food

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Frozen Margarita

    Azteca's Margarita Bar & Grill

  • News

    August 28, 2003

    Running Mates

    Michael and Nandy Berry are world-class charmers. But what's really behind those two smiles?

  • Film

    July 17, 2003

    Blanding Zone

    Juliette Binoche and Jean Reno tire quickly with Jet Lag

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2003
  • News

    October 24, 2002

    Cram Shop

    A-Plus makes the money even if students don't make the grade

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Weary of the Wows

    A Houston junket and the jaded of Hollywood

  • Music

    December 2, 1999


    The age of rapping movies in Houston is now

  • News

    September 2, 1999

    Cash Cow or White Elephant?

    The return of the convention center hotel plan

  • Calendar

    March 11, 1999
  • News

    August 7, 1997
  • Calendar

    March 16, 1995
  • Calendar

    March 2, 1995