Pricey vittles

There’s no shortage of food for the 60,000 or so people at the Offshore Technology Conference. From typical Texas fare of barbecue and steak to sushi, bratwurst, cheesesteaks and chicken, there’s plenty of grub to satisfy any appetite.
However, don’t expect any bargains. A burger and fries with a soda can set you back $16. A sub sandwich and chips with a bottle of water sells for $12.
But all is not lost. Every afternoon free ice cream is dished up for the daily ice cream social. It’s not exactly like small-town gatherings in days of yore, but it’s a no-cost sugar rush for the monied and frugal alike.