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Bada Bing | Feb 22, 201411:51 AM

I'll be staying late March at a hotel in the museum district, adjacent to Hermann Park (Hotel ZaZa), but I don't know ANYTHING yet about Houston geography or the foods, except that the food is supposed to be good to a degree that surprises outsiders like me. The hotel actually offers free transpo to anyplace within 5 miles, plus I have an expense account. So I'm thinking I'll have time to take 2-4 outings from my work to worthy destinations, elevated or humble.

My tastes: If I'm going anywhere, I like to try what's distinctive to the place (hoagies in Philly; pizza in NYC and CT, etc). I could suppose that BBQ is one thing to look for in Houston, but I don't even know that for sure.

Mexican or other ethnic foods would certainly interest me. If there's great Indian food in Houston, I'm there. (The more regionally specific, the better.)

Also, I don't know if Houston has the food-truck culture of some other places, but that could be worth trying, too. What I'm told is that the museum district doesn't really have many good food places nearby, so I would think that food trucks would be a great idea in such an environment.

Thanks in advance for any tips.

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