Hubby and I are going to be in Houston on a scouting trip next weekend for a few days and could use some pointers on where to eat so we're not stuck eating at our hotel for every meal. We're going to be at the Westin on 5060 W. Alabama. We're from the Seattle area, so we know very little about regional cuisine. Hubby and I prefer casual, quiet restaurants, we appreciate a good bottle of wine or decent beer selections and since my birthday will be in the middle of the trip, Hubby wants to find some place kinda romantic.
We're not afraid of spicy food, but I would prefer not to have my tongue return from the trip as a blackened, smoking stump! I've heard a lot about Texas barbecue, so I'd love to try it. Any suggestions would be very helpful!