Going to be in downtown Houston (Smith & Pease to be exact) for a few days in early Nov for a conference. Will probably be carless, given the exorbitant price of parking around there. For lunches, can certainly do with longish walks, esp if the result is a decent, reasonably-priced meal. Willing to do bus, cab or lightrail for dinners if there is something reachable that is worth the trouble. Lived in Austin for many years and am a great fan of all Texas cuisine (Tex-Mex, BBQ, chicken friend steak, etc), but one friend who will be there is veg, so options along those lines are a plus. Would be much obliged if any of you Houston hounds have advice to offer. Thank you kindly in advance.