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Tilman Fertitta

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Louisiana Gets a Golden Nugget, So Texas Gets a Casino Concert Roundup

    Soon it will be be easier to drop those dolla-dolla bills at yet another Louisiana casino. This time it comes to us courtesy of a Texas native, the white tiger-loving Landry's captain, Tilman Fertitta. Earlier this month, Fertitta announced that he has brokered a deal to acquire the property of La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Fertitta Inches His Casino Empire Ever Closer to Texas and Houston

    Tilman Fertitta, purveyor of gaudy restaurants and Vegas casinos has made a deal to expand his Golden Nugget empire a bit closer to home. His company recently acquired the Casino Resort and Hotel in Lake Charles, Louisiana, which is currently under construction. Just a short trip across Texas's east ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Alternative Names for Eva Longoria and Tilman Fertitta's "Female-Oriented" Steakhouse

    This afternoon, CultureMap announced that Houston restaurant kingpin Tilman Fertitta would be teaming up with Eva Longoria and Morton's to create a Las Vegas steakhouse that will "create a feeling of empowerment, especially for female guests." SHe -- yes, that's the name; no, there's not a typo the ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2012

    2012 Summer Guide

    A new minor league baseball team, a new amusement park, the urban wilderness of Buffalo Bayou, food, concerts and plays — Houston, prepare to get your summer on.

  • News

    March 29, 2012

    In Search of Spring Break

    Looking for booze, babes and beach parties on Galveston Island

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Tilman Fertitta's Galveston "Pleasure Pier" Will Be World-Class, Tilman Fertitta Says

    Ye olde pleasure piere and shoppes​Fun magnate Tilman Fertitta unveiled his plans today for turning the old Flagship Hotel pier in Galveston into a -- wait for it -- a "world-class amusement park for all ages." Scheduled to open in May, the project will look (and cost) a whole lot like the Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Tilman Fertitta's Yacht Will Save Atlantic City

    Cozy.​Tilman Fertitta is coming to the aid of New Jersey people who own yachts and like casinos. Someone had to, it appears. Landry's, Fertitta's chain-seafood/casino company, has purchased the Trump Marina Hotel Casino in that jewel by the sea known as Atlantic City. With it comes operatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Comment of the Day: What Would Tilman Do?

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Comments of the Day

    ​Nicholas Hall had what he calls "the worst meal I have ever had in any restaurant, anywhere" at the Rainforest Café. Commenter Fjfurlow said he plans to avoid Tilman Fertitta's restaurants altogether: Tilman Fertitta could care less about the food you buy. Just keep giving him your money. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Tilman Fertitta: ATMs for Gold Bars Are Genius

    Tilman Fertitta knows a hot trend when he sees one​Most people, when they read about the Florida ATM that disbursed bars of gold instead of cash, thought, "Good Lord, that is possibly the most idiotic thing I've ever heard in my life. And that includes the Matrix sequels." Tilman Fertitta, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Tilman Fertitta an "Executive to Watch" in 2011

    This is Tilman Fertitta's three-story yacht. How's your 2011 looking so far?​Houston's Tilman Fertitta made a short list of restaurant executives to watch in 2011, in part because of his recent acquisition of a trio of new restaurant chains: The Oceanaire, Claim Jumper and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Watch This

    ​Today, Katharine Shilcutt reported that Nation's Restaurant News has named Tilman Fertitta an "Executive to Watch" in 2011. She agreed that we should keep an eye on him, if for different reasons than NRN's. Meanwhile, commenter tinyhands had his own reason to not let Fertitta out of sight: " ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2010

    Wet and Half Naked

    One way to smuggle cash

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Flagship Hotel: Five Suggested Attractions For The New Amusement Park

    Don't miss the Galveston Police Whack-a-Mole game​As was announced yesterday, the not-so-beloved Flagship Hotel in Galveston is being torn down so Tilman Fertitta's Landry's Restaurants can build an amusement park on its pier.What sort of attractions should be offered at the new destination? We ha ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Tweet, Tweet

    Readers resppond to "The Twitterverse."

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    Photo by Margaret Downing​Just in time for summer, a cool-sounding restaurant with an even cooler concept has come along. Oceans, the ceviche-only restaurant that took over the old Bistro Vino location, is officially open to the public. We took a first look at Oceans a few weeks ago and found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    The Tale Of The AstroSafari Theme Park, Revealed

    ​A new edition of the Houston Press hits the web today, so at last it can be revealed -- last week's cover story, on the county's plans to turn the Astrodome into a Tilman Fertitta-owned safari hunt club, was tied closely to the publication date of April 1.A lot of people figured it out pretty fas ... More >>

  • News

    April 1, 2010

    Dogging the Dome

    An extensive investigation has uncovered secret plans for the Astrodome's future.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    The County's Plans For The Astrodome, Revealed

    ​A near-exhaustive investigation by the Houston Press has found that the county is about to announce its solution to one of the more annoying, intractable problems it faces: what to do with the empty, old Astrodome.A lot of things have been proposed, but all have foundered on the rocks of economic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    A Decade of Landry's

    Photo by B. Tse​Whether you love them or hate them, you can't escape them -- not even if you leave Houston. Over the past ten years, Landry's has become a household name. Besides owning such well-known restaurants as Saltgrass Steak House, Aquarium, and Vic and Anthony's, Landry's has dabbled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    A Modest Proposal for the Rehabilitation of Galveston

    We've seen the devastation first-hand, read the gloom and doom reports. Bolivar has been erased. UTMB's cutbacks threaten terminal meltdown for the Galveston economy. The schools are in peril. The beaches are ravaged.What is to be done?Predictably, there is a call for casino gambling on the island. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    Downtown Firefighters Finally Get New Digs

    It took a long, long time, but the firefighters at Station No. 8, the downtown station, finally have a permanent home. They’ve been housed for seven years in temporary digs, as one delay or another has blocked the effort to build a new facility. Station 8 actually combines firefighters who had b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 3, 2007

    This week in Café: T-Bone Tom's in Kemah

    During Prohibition, Kemah was a town of ill-repute, a place where Houstonians could easily find alcohol, gambling and prostitution. The Edgewater Casino was the hub of the waterfront action. In 1950, a restaurant called Jimmie Walker's Edgewater Restaurant and Supper Club opened in the casino's lowe ... More >>

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Debate Club

    KTRH's shouter has a hissy fit

  • Dining

    May 5, 2005

    Fertitta's Dynasty of Dining

    Love him or hate him, Tilman has turned the region into the land of Landry's

  • Dining

    September 30, 2004

    Lafayette's Legacy

    Denis' Seafood House outclasses the competition

  • News

    September 2, 2004
  • Culture

    August 19, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    Undercover Cop

    New HPD Chief Hurtt is still plainclothes

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    Pretty Please, Tilman

    Houston's Donald Trump can't be bothered with paperwork

  • Culture

    July 22, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • News

    July 15, 2004

    Pier Pressure

    Fertitta and friends take on the operator of Galveston's forlorn Flagship Hotel

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    Perfect Fit

    Metro's new president already has a Houston attitude

  • Dining

    January 15, 2004

    And Then There Was One

    Vallone sheds several restaurants but keeps Tony's

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Atmosphere

    Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Steak House

    Brenner's Steakhouse

  • Dining

    August 14, 2003
  • Dining

    June 26, 2003

    Forgiving Fertitta

    Is Tilman's awesome new restaurant reason enough?

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2003
  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Down at the Boardwalk

    A couple's claim against Landry's -- was it bawdy behavior or veiled blackmail?

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Brawl on the Boardwalk

    With litigation-loving millionaires as landlord and tenant of the Landry's empire in Kemah, the mother of all eviction wars is under way

  • News

    February 17, 2000

    Atlantis Sinks Again!

    Fishy deals for Fire Station No. 1

  • News

    April 29, 1999
  • Dining

    February 18, 1999
  • Dining

    January 14, 1999

    Wow on the Waterfront

    A fish tank three and a half stories tall! And even more amazing: Good food.

  • Dining

    September 24, 1998
  • News

    July 9, 1998

    The Party Boys

    Politics pulls out the hard "soft" cash, Houston-style

  • News

    June 30, 1994

    Food Fight

    The Landrys came to Houston with good food and good ideas. But a good family squabble let Tilman Fertitta step in and carve himself an empire.

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