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.

News

Updated: At Texas Monthly, a New Editor and a New Direction

"Texans don’t care about politics," says TM's new editor-in-chief. What do they care about? "Lifestyle."

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Drawl

On Houston's Freeways, Chaos Reigns

Remember when I-45 was shut down because of a marriage proposal? That's par for the course around here.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Higher Learning

This Non-Traditional Graduate Program at Rice University Appeals to Students of Life

An emphasis on critical thinking and the power of dialog sets the Glasscock School apart.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Crawfish Guide

The 5 Best Local Beers for Your Next Crawfish Boil

These Houston-brewed session beers will help cool the burn.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Crawfish Guide

How Do You Know When You're Getting a Good Crawfish Deal?

And how does anyone keep up with all the different deals around town?

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Crawfish Guide

Looking for Ways to Jazz Up Your Next Backyard Crawfish Boil?

We have five fun suggestions on how to build a better boil.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Crawfish Guide

Our 5 Favorite Crawfish Dishes Around Town

All the crawfish tails you can eat, minus the pesky peeling.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Crawfish Guide

Wait, When Is Crawfish Season Again?

Thanks to crawfish farming, you can get fresh bugs from January to August.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

News

The Houston Zoo Is the Second Most-Visited Zoo in the Nation, All Thanks to You

Just 15 years ago, the Zoo was chronically underfunded — but that was before a public-private partnership changed everything.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Picks

8 Great Central American Spots

Let's not forget the cuisine of this portion of the Americas.

02/20/2017 By Alice Levitt

Editor's Picks

Put These 12 Montrose Restaurants on Your To-Eat List Right Now

From neighborhood fixtures to hot new spots, Houston's dining district is more vital than ever.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

3 Events to Catch If You're Reel Serious About Fishing or Sailing

A boatload of sailorly fun is on the way to Houston this month.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Crawfish Guide

Video: How to Peel Crawfish Like a Pro

We demonstrate the two ways you can peel a crawfish.

02/19/2017 Videography by Katharine Shilcutt

Less Than Zero

Alexander Muse Dishes Up CultureMap's Financial Drama—and Quickly Deletes It

"What is a website that loses more than a million dollars a year worth?"

02/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Giving Back

Help Keep Buffalo Bayou Park Lean and Green This Weekend

Volunteers are needed to weed, mulch and beautify the bayou.

02/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

In Photos: The Day Without Immigrants Rally in the East End

The peaceful protest in Guadalupe Plaza drew hundreds of supporters.

02/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Michael Paulsen

News

CultureMap Acquired by Houston-Based Gow Media

The digital publication was last sold to ViewMarket two years ago.

02/15/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Weather

Valentine's Day Tornados Wreak Havoc in Houston

A series of thunderstorms spawned tornados across the Houston area Tuesday morning.

02/14/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Michael Paulsen

Politics

Wendy Davis Encourages Supporters of Women's Rights to 'Stand Up, Fight Back'

The former Texas Senator spoke in front of the largest Planned Parenthood audience ever on Valentine's Day.

02/14/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Sweet Taste of Victory

A Sugar Land Stalwart Wins the 4th Annual Gumbo Smackdown

Out of 16 strong contenders, a local favorite defended its home turf over the weekend at Sugar Land Town Square.

02/13/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt