hi! philly hound will be in houston for a conference (wednesday - sunday) and need a few good recommendations. i found an old thread about tex-mex, so i am covered there (and can't wait for some pecan pralines!!), but what other hidden gems are there in houston? i am not interested in barbecue joints, but in any other random good eats, whether they are pakistani, thai, polish, american, seafood, whatever! i eat everything except for brain, eyes and tripe and i want to see what houston has to offer. i'll be staying in the museum district so please keep recommendations semi-local (within 8-10 miles and taxi-accessible is good).
and i am definitely planning on going to house of pies on kirby street at least once. yay!