I will be spending 5 nites, six days in your fair city (First time ever in Texas) while attending a seminar. I will be staying at the Hilton on Travis next to the Houston Medical Center. I'm interested in down home, hole-in-the-wall type food ---- BBQ, Mexican, Tex-Mex, etc. Since I don't have a car and am a single woman traveling alone I would prefer reccomendations near the hotel; realizing this may put a restraint on some of your suggestions. However, I am willing to take a serious cab ride to somewhere extra special.No up-scale or trendy places, and moderately priced places please.I've traveled to many cities and the information supplied by fellow Chowhounds has always made my trips something special (especially after listening to a boring speaker drone on for hours).I know you get requests like this every week or so and at times become frustrated with answering the same questions over and over again. I've scrolled thru the Texas message boards and made some notes on Houston. Most of the reccos only give addresses (if that) and do not contain info on specific areas (such as near the Hilton).Sorry for prattling on ...... all info will be sincerely appreciated. Thank you!