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Tilman Fertitta

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Follow the Money: Financial Reports Released on Alvarado, Garcia on Eve of Runoff

    Mom always said you are known by the company you keep, but in the world of politics you're known by the contributors who keep you. Texans for Public Justice was out with that contributors list in that run-off duel between former Rep. Carol Alvarado and former Commissioner Sylvia Garcia for the late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Three Reasons to Visit the Recently Renovated Morton's the Steakhouse

    On a recent visit to the downtown location of Morton's The Steakhouse for a media event, I found three great reasons -- all in food form -- to suggest that you pay the restaurant a little visit. I'll make this short so as to assure that, should you so desire, you'll be able to make it out there in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    The Landry's Empire Showcases Its Holdings with a Swanky Shindig

    I returned a week ago from San Diego Comic-Con, but when I walked into the Landry's Showcase event at Inn at the Ballpark, I thought for a minute I'd been magically transported back. The first thing my eyes landed on were three big, colorful mascots. There were dozens of people milling about. There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    NBA Formalwear: Chase Budinger's NBA Socks Worn Under His Suit At Tilman Fertitta's Charity Event

    On the evening of May 2, John Granato and I had the opportunity to broadcast a "very special edition" of our show on 1560 The Game live from local restaurant and casino mogul Tilman Fertitta's palatial (Understatement Adjective of the Year, by the way) estate in River Oaks. It was the annual "Gath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Tilman Fertitta's Galveston Pleasure Pier Is Taking Shape

    TILMAN FERTITTA WILL NOT BE DENIED. He promised Galveston a (no doubt overpriced) "Pleasure Pier" by Memorial Day, and it looks like he's well on the way. The new amusement park, built on the site of the old Flagship Hotel, is expected to draw three million visitors a year. Our Allison McPhail was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Houston's Underground Reservoir: Five Potential Uses to Fear

    The Houston Chronicle has a terrific story on an empty underground reservoir near Buffalo Bayou. The large space -- about one and a half football fields -- features 25-foot ceilings supported by slender columns, with entry and exit limited to a trap-door at the surface. The Buffalo Bayou Partnersh ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Happy 31st Birthday, Turducken: 8 Foods Born in 1980

    Thirty-one is officially too old to try to learn how to use Photoshop.​Tomorrow, on 11-11-11, I will turn 31 years old. Last year, for my 30th birthday, my uncle sent me a Facebook message that contained only the following Pink Floyd quote and a "Happy Birthday" at the end: So you run and you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Terror In River Oaks (Or Just More Tilman Fertitta Extravagance)

    Photo by Houston Police FoundationSWATters at Tilman's: What fun!​It was a memorable jog last night for one Houston runner: So there I am, minding my own business running to `ho last night when the most unlikely thing happened. After roller coaster, I dropped down to the "Alligator Alley" tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    The Top Five Biggest Blights on the Houston Skyline

    Photo by Jeff BalkeSee how nice that looks with nothing in the way?​Houston gets a lot of negative publicity for things like sprawl, pollution and other problems common to urban areas short on zoning and long on business interests. Notable, however, is the downtown skyline, which, for all the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Landry's Admits Some Flagship Debris May Have Been Dumped In Gulf, And They're Not Happy

    Shelby ScottThe Flagship, in its dying days​Landry's Restaurants, the company owned by Tilman Fertitta that is tearing down Galveston's Flagship Hotel, has been disputing reports that demolition crews have been tossing debris into the Gulf. No longer. A letter to the contractor, issued publi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Galveston's Flagship Hotel, Slowly Coming Down

    Shelby ScottGalveston's Flagship Hotel, coming down slowly​The musty old Flagship Hotel, the famous building on a Galveston pier, is a lot more airy than it used to be. Crews are in the process of taking down the edifice in order to build Tilman Fertitta's Kemah Boardwalk-like "Pleasure Pier" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Lands in Houston; New Picture Released

    Courtesy Gabrielle Giffords's office​Gabrielle Giffords has landed in Houston, to much media coverage. Tilman Fertitta provided the jet. Earlier today her office released a picture of Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly taken yesterday. "The two are on an outdoor deck at University Medical C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    KTRU: U Of H Regents Approve Purchase Of Rice Station

    UPDATE (12:15 p.m.): Rocks Off will have more on the pending change of ownership at KTRU and its fallout this afternoon, with further comments from members of the Houston music scene including several current and former KTRU staffers. See you on the Web, KTRU...​Moments ago, the University of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    KTRU: The Death Knell Rings, Thanks To UH

    Turn that music down!!​Moments ago, the University of Houston Board of Regents approved the purchase of Rice University student station KTRU (91.7) FM, reports Rocks Off's Matthew Keever, who is at the board's quarterly meeting at the Hilton University of Houston.The motion carried by a margin of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Carlos Rodriguez of Vic & Anthony's

    Fabio​As we entered Tilman Fertitta's venerable mansion, Vic & Anthony's, we were greeted by his stalwart concept chef, Carlos Rodriquez. He told us about the ins and outs of this dynasty's crown jewel. Eating Our Words: How long have you been with Vic & Anthony's? Carlos Rodriguez: Since th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    What The Hell? Kemah Is One Of The Top Ten Boardwalks In The U.S.?

    Photo by mhowry​We didn't notice this until KPRC pointed it out recently, but the website Forbes Traveler recently published an article entitled "We Don't Know Anything About Boardwalks."That wasn't the actual headline on the article, but it should have been. Unless you believe that the pre-fab sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Galveston's Flagship Hotel: Going Once, Going Twice.....

    The Flagship Hotel, that iconic building on a pier in Galveston, seems to forever be endangered. It now looks like it's more endangered than ever.The strange, twisty tale of the now semi-battered building might be coming to a conclusion, the Galveston County Daily News reports. Landry's Restaurants, ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    He's Guilty -- Of Generating Good Quotes

    If you're a defendant in a federal criminal case alleging you scammed FEMA in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which of these two things would you least like to hear? a) Your own attorney describing your mental state: "He can function. I mean, he's not like...a raving lunatic. He's not Anthony Hopkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Tilman Fertitta Is Not A Homeless-Hating Grinch, City Of Galveston Says

    There was an odd story in the Galveston County Daily News this morning. It was headlined "Landry's Nixes Convention Center Shelter." The News reported that the city of Galveston had planned to use its convention center to house people returning to the city to wrecked homes: Less than an hour afte ... More >>

  • Film

    April 3, 2008

    Worth the Gamble: The Grand

    Forget this movie's poker face. It's the people who are cards.

  • Dining

    July 5, 2007

    T-Bone Tom's Steakhouse Restaurant

    Visit T-Bone Tom's and help keep Kemah weird

  • Dining

    April 12, 2007
  • Dining

    December 21, 2006

    Split Personality

    PK's Blue Water Grill has the soul of a funky fish house and the body of a fashionable seafood restaurant

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Still Fighting

    The battle against Nooky's Erotic Bakery rages on

  • Dining

    January 26, 2006

    I Am the Walrus, Part 2

    Oysters on the half shell aren't the only attraction at the old Magnolia

  • Dining

    January 19, 2006

    I Am the Walrus, Part 1

    Winter is prime time at Willie G's oyster bar

  • News

    August 25, 2005
  • Dining

    August 11, 2005

    Past Its Prime

    Taste of Texas Steakhouse takes you on a nostalgia trip to the salad bar.

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    No Pain, No Gain

    Our solution for saving Texas's claim to capital punishment fame

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Off the Beaten Path

    Get a taste of the old Kemah's salty flavor at these classic eateries

  • Resolutions

    January 20, 2005

    Houston Resolutions

    Ten ways to make our town a better place

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    Dome of Doom

    Can the county's rehab plans save the Astrodome from demolition?

  • News

    December 16, 2004

    Time Out, Mack

    Rewarding bad behavior by underachievers

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2004

    Downtown Cubs

    Tilman's tigers are on the prowl

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    July 29, 2004
  • Culture

    July 29, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    July 1, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critic weighs in on local theater

  • Culture

    June 17, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    June 10, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critic weighs in on local theater

  • News

    June 10, 2004

    Going Batty

    Efforts mount to make downtown home to a new kind of nightlife

  • News

    August 28, 2003
  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Watershed Election?

    A new group wants to push an anti-flooding agenda

  • News

    July 3, 2003

    It's My Party

    Not everyone was celebrating Juneteenth in Harris County

  • Dining

    June 22, 2000

    Mudbugs: The Dirty Truth

    The dirt on crawfish

  • News

    May 27, 1999
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    January 1, 1998
  • News

    June 26, 1997

    Besieged by the Bay

    Beset by skyrocketing tax assessments and wary of encroaching development, property owners in San Leon-Bacliff wonder if their "poor man's Riviera" may soon go the way of other waterfront zones along Galveston Bay.

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