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.

Editor's Picks

9 Heights Restaurants We Love (Right Now)

By the time you finish reading this, even more eateries will have opened up in the historic neighborhood.

05/29/2018 By Katharine Shilcutt

Taco Town

The Houstonian's Guide to the Best Tacos (and Beer!) in the Bayou City

Take a mouthwatering tour through H-Town.

03/28/2018 By Marco Torres and Katharine Shilcutt

Taco Town

The Dozen Essential Taco Terms You Need to Know So You Don't Look Like a Gringo

Consider this your taqueria dictionary.

03/28/2018 By Katharine Shilcutt

Taco Town

The 12 Best Local Beers to Go With Your Tacos

What pairs perfectly with a taco from your neighborhood taco truck? A Houston-brewed beer, of course.

03/28/2018 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Picks

9 Coffee Shops With Great Food

Oh, and the coffee's good, too.

03/28/2018 By Brooke Viggiano

Editor's Picks

Praise Cheesus: The 10 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Houston

Try these creative takes on the comfort food classic.

03/28/2018 By Katharine Shilcutt

All Good Things Come To An End

With a Boomtown Refresh Coming, The Honeymoon Is Almost Over

Boomtown Coffee is making their way downtown, taking over The Honeymoon.

03/09/2018 By Cory Garcia

Farm Fresh

The Definitive Guide to Houston's Farmers Markets

Where to find the freshest food in the Bayou City.

01/30/2018 By Alice Levitt, Abby Ledoux, Catherine Matusow, and Katharine Shilcutt

Year In Review

10 News Stories Y'all Really Liked in 2017

And no, they're not all about Harvey.

12/29/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Long Weekend Trips

There's More to Waco Than What HGTV Shows You

The famous Fixer Uppers aren't all this town has to offer.

12/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Add to Calendar

52 Weekends of Family Fun

Your year with the youngsters, planned.

12/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Picks

It's Winter, Which Means It's Strawberry Season

We don't have to wait until spring or summer to get our fresh berry fix.

12/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Picks

10 Places to Get Your Poke Fix in Houston

The city's poke boom hasn't slowed down yet.

12/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Why Doesn't Houston Have Its Own History Museum?

The fourth-largest city in the country doesn't have a museum dedicated to its own past. Why?

12/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Merry and Bright

Where to Take Your Holiday Guests Outdoors

These five Houston destinations will delight every yuletide guest.

12/18/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Getaways

Our Five Best Travel Stories of the Year

Escape the atrocities of 2017 through travel.

12/06/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Places to Work 2017

Houston's Most Beloved Bosses in 2017

Our readers nominated their favorites, and we asked them their management secrets.

12/04/2017 By Nicki Koetting, Alice Levitt, and Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Floating Away in Quito, the City of Clouds

Encountering upended expectations, fascinating contrasts, and terrifying taxi rides

12/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sleep Tight

Casper Opens Its First Houston Mattress Store

Test-drive the mattresses in person—or just book some Zs in a nap pod.

11/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hops for the Holidays

Saint Arnold Has the Ultimate Beer Lover's Christmas Gift

How does free beer for life sound?

11/15/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt