Katharine is a native Houstonian and seventh-generation Texan who really likes visiting other cities, states and countries but could never imagine living anywhere else than here. She’s been nominated for a James Beard Award and three Association of Food Journalists Awards, taking home the latter twice.

Katharine, a Baylor alum and the former food critic for the Houston Press, came on board at Houstonia in May 2013, serving as features editor and dining editor before taking the reins as managing editor.

For Katharine, the best part of her job is having a turntable in her office and a view of the Houstonia House rooftop tomato garden (and, of course, helping to put out a magazine that showcases the best of her beloved hometown). She regularly represents Houstonia on local TV and radio programs.

Obituary

Noted "Force of Nature" Terry Hershey Has Passed Away

The conservationist was one of the great champions of Houston's oft-overlooked natural side.

01/19/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Hermann Park Needs Your Help

Green thumb or not, The McGovern Centennial Gardens and the Japanese Garden depend on volunteers to keep our parks pristine.

01/18/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

The Top 5 Spots to Watch the Chevron Houston Marathon (and Where to Eat When You're Done)

The 45th annual race takes to Houston's streets this Sunday—and so should you.

01/13/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt With Amber Tong

Parks & Rec

When Is the Jamail Skatepark Reopening?

Houston's signature skateboarding facility was supposed to reopen in October 2016.

01/12/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

News

Houston Is in Bad Financial Shape, Says Fiscal Times

Thanks in part to pension woes, the city's finances rank among the worst in the nation.

01/11/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

#htx

Houston's 8 Greatest Vantage Points for Those Dramatic Downtown Skyline Views

Up your Instagram game sans drone by posting up at one of these scenic spots.

01/07/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Touchdown

Biggio's Is the Ideal Destination for Today's Texans Game

The new sports bar inside the Marriott Marquis is a TV-lover's dream.

01/07/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Airwaves

Boom 92.1 Is Dead, Replaced by Radio Now

Despite initial raves, the classic hip-hop radio format Houston pioneered had short success.

01/05/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Up, Up And Away

Can the Rockets Go All the Way This Year?

After this week's Wizards game, even the most fair-weather fans should feel energized by Houston basketball in 2017.

01/05/2017 By Shondrika Cook

Get Out

Beachcombing and Birdwatching: This Weekend at Houston's Closest State Parks

Brazos Bend and Galveston Island are offering two very different ways to reacquaint yourself with nature in the new year.

01/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Party All Over the World

Go Big in 2017: 5 Bucket-List New Year's Eve Destinations

Frustrated with Houston's lack of fireworks? Take in the largest fireworks display in the world next year instead.

01/03/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Wanderlust's 10 Most-Read Posts of 2016

Looking for vacation inspiration? Look no further than our most popular travel posts of the last year.

12/30/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Welcome to Crumbville, Texas

At this Third Ward shop, the cookies always come with a hug.

12/30/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

In Defense of Houston's Strip Malls

Their aesthetic merits are dubious; their environmental impact, baleful. Yet we argue there’s no purer distillation of Houston itself.

12/30/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

It's 5 o'Clock Somewhere

Houston's Happiest Happy Hours

A handy guide to the city's best food and drink deals

12/29/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Happy Hour Guide

5 Dog-Friendly Drinkeries For You and Your Pup

Your furry family members are welcome at these Paws on Patio-approved spots.

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Happy Hour Guide

Better by the Dozen: The Cheapest (Good) Oysters in Houston

Oysters for a buck or less are one of the greatest Gulf Coast privileges of them all.

12/28/2016 By Alice Levitt

Happy Hour Guide

A Breath of Fresh Air: 7 Sunny al Fresco Spots

What winter?

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Happy Hour Guide

What Are You Looking for in a Happy Hour?

We've got the best bars for stuffing your face, getting a cutie's phone number, two-stepping for free and more

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Happy Hour Guide

Happy Hour: An Etiquette Guide

The serial abuses observed most often in Houston’s taverns and tap houses, and how to correct them

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt