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.

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

Conscious Consumerism

Reimagine Resale Combines Ethical-Minded and Budget-Friendly Fashion Under One Roof

The new thrift store will donate its proceeds to Love146, which helps combat child trafficking.

11/15/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Christmas Comes Early

Do You Need a $46 Whataburger Cup?

Yeti is betting that you do.

11/15/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

These Riverside Terrace Mansions Have Never Been Open to the Public—Until Now

A historic home tour will take place on December 3.

11/14/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Kid-Friendly

The Top 5 Spots for Family Fun in Sugar Land

From broomball to digging for dinosaurs, there's no shortage of ways to keep the kids entertained in Fort Bend County.

11/14/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Shop Til You Drop

The 4 Best Boutiques in Sugar Land

Whether you're on the hunt for the perfect Rodeo outfit or the ultimate sari, you'll find it in Sugar Land.

11/13/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheers!

The 5 Best Bars in Sugar Land

From a vinyl-and-vino lounge to Indian-Texan fusion pub grub, Fort Bend County's bar scene is booming.

11/13/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Local Love

Wear Your Astros Pride on Your Sleeve

Literally, with cuff links—and other themed apparel—from Paris Texas Co.

11/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

What Is Love?

The Results Are In from Our Big Love and Sex Survey

...and y'all really don't mind making out in public.

10/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Drawl

The Essential Sauces and Salsas Every Houstonian Kitchen Needs

No, you have a condiment-hoarding problem.

10/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Love & Sex

67 Great Dates in Houston

Good, bad, or ugly, we’ve got the guidance you need to make dating great, from the city’s best date nights to the real truth about romance in the Bayou City from readers just like you.

10/30/2017 By Morgan Kinney, Nicki Koetting, Alice Levitt, Marianella Orlando, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, and Katharine Shilcutt

Houstonian Holiday Recipes

Recipe: State of Grace’s Creamy, Crowd-Pleasing Poblano Spoonbread

This stuffing will transform anyone into a cornbread lover.

10/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Out of Catastrophe, a Wild New Opportunity at the Houston Arboretum

In the aftermath of a great tree-mortality event, the Arboretum has created a new master plan.

10/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

DIY

TXRX Labs Hosts Houston's First Repair Cafe This Weekend

Don't throw it away—fix it. Don't know how? These folks do.

10/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fitness Friday

Welcome to The Woodlands: Orangetheory Fitness Opens Its 13th Local Location

One of America's fastest growing fitness studios is taking over the city and the suburbs.

10/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Local Love

A Unique Pop-Up Boutique Is Opening Soon at GreenStreet

The 13-month-long pop-up shop focuses solely on women-owned-and-made brands from the Bayou City.

10/26/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt