Need recommendations for downtown Houston
I'm staying in downtown Houston for 3 days (Four Seasons to be exact) and would love any recommendations for real Texas barbeque and good Mexican/Tex-mex. Downtown would be preferred but can take a cab if there's nothing worthwile within walking distance.
Thanks in advance!
I would second and third the recommendation for Hugo's if you can get there. Loved that place when I lived in Houston. Saw this article in the NYTimes and thought it might be of use:
I haven't eaten at any of the places mentioned, though.
Since I posted above, have been to HUGO's and would HIGHLY recommend it. Its a cab ride from the Four Seasons. Note--It is authentic mexican--not tex/mex. If you are looking for chips/salsa/burrtios/fajitas--this is not the place for you (Guadalajara fits that bill).
Also re: the NYTimes article that novelgazer posted, I went to REEF (midtown) and it was outstanding. Atlfoodfan, the Four Seasons car will drive you /pick you up from Reef --its just outside of downtown, in midtown. The fried macaroni and cheese is not to be missed.
Ah! Am at the Four Seasons myself this week! Guadalajara (1201 San Jacinto) is two blocks away (walking distance) for tex mex. Fun, lively, great happy hour--have been there a few times. Hugo's on Westheimer (cab ride) is supposed to be great for Mex. Concierge will have address.