I am coming to Houston for the first time early August. I will be in town for a conference at Reliant Center -- staying at the Crowne Plaza near Reliant Park. I won't have a car. I've been told the area is a culinary wasteland. Can you recommend any places I can easily get to via the Metro? I like pretty much all types of food and planning my dining for business trips is something I always look forward to. I will be on an expense report which limits me to $60 a day for food, but I put it pretty much all towards dinner. Is there anything near the convention center worth going to?
Thanks for your assistance!