We are going to Houston for my wife's high school mini reunion (we are originally from India - so this is just 4-5 of them getting together with spouses). Unfortunately, or fortunately, we have an extra day (Monday July 5) when we have a whole day with not much planned before our flight leaves in the night.
I understand Houston is much more of a "to eat" city than a "to see" city. With that in mind, we are looking for something authentic Texan that we don't get here in Southern California. I have considered Robert del Grande's restaurant - but it might be hard to get reservations at the last minute.
Two other possibilities that come to mind are Tex-Mex and Texas Barbeque. I am seeking help from chowhounders on what might be good in these categories, and any other cuisine that I might not think to associate with Houston. We are staying in La Porte, but will have a car with GPS, so unless it is way outside, all locations and low to medium price ranges are within range.
Thanks in advance.