My fiance and I are heading to Houston in September for our friend's wedding. The wedding will be at Ashton Gardens. We need a hotel that is not terribly far from Ashton Gardens, but in a lively, fun part of Houston that is worth exploring. We'd love recommendations, particularly for a nicer hotel, as we want this trip to be a mini-vacation.
I'm also a BBQ-lover and would love any recommendations for fantastic beef BBQ in the area. Does Houston have any beef bbq or is it mostly pork (because I'm not a pork-eater)?