Hello! I'm visiting my just graduated from college cousin in Houston, we're also going to San Antonio for the weekend, but wanted to know what the TX Chowhounders thought are MUST TRIES that are on the cheap. What's a good value but tasty (under $20 per person). While I'm excited about BBQ, I'd also like some lighter non-meat options as well, if that's even possible in TX!
I'm looking for regional cuisine and exotic dishes are welcome– I'll try anything! I hear there is good Chinese + Vietnamese, but coming from NYC we have that here- unless there are specialty places that I have to try. Thought I saw a vietnamese place in houston on food network that specialized in crawdads!? Does anyone know anything about this? Again, i'm open to oddities, and quirky exotic foods, local favorites.