LODGINGThe St. Regis, moderate;(713) 840-7600. "The sheets are really soft and the beds are socomfortable." Westin Galleria, moderate; (713)960-8100. "The Westin is nice. The Galleria is right downstairs,and that's the best place for me in Houston."

DININGThe Cheesecake Factory,eclectic; (713) 840-0600. "I stopped eating red meat, but Irecently had the steak there, because you just can't resist it."Goode Company Barbeque, barbecue; (713) 522-2530."They have turkey sausage, which a lot of places don't have."Frenchy's Creole Chicken, soul food; (713)748-2233. "The best thing in Houston that you can't get anywhereelse is Frenchy's creole fried chicken." Lopez,Mexican; (281) 495-2436. "Has some of the best Mexican food inHouston, with fast service." Pappadeaux SeafoodKitchen, seafood; multiple locations. "The best seafoodI've ever had." Pappasito's Cantina, Mexican;multiple locations. "The fajitas are really good. The environmentis cool, too." Shipley's Do-Nuts, bakery; multiplelocations. "I love Shipley's donuts. You find them all over Texas."This Is It, soul food; (713) 659-1608. "They cookso good it tastes like your grandmother made it."