I'm leaving early the morning of the 9th so will most likely be staying near Bush International. While I wouldn't mind finding a place near there, I have no objection to a moderate cab ride for some really good local food. Never been to Houston, so not familiar with the restaurant scene or local cuisine.
I prefer locally owned, and down home as to fancy. I'm guessing we'd (2 of us) would be looking for seafood or soulfood or if there's something you really like please mention it. Coming from Albuquerque so will pass on Mexican.