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.

Road Trips

5 Reasons for History Buffs to Visit Fredericksburg

There's more to this Texas town than wine and weisswurst.

03/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

DIY

Where to Pick Your Own Fruit This Spring

These five farms offer fresh berries for the picking and much more.

03/24/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Where to Snap Your Bluebonnet Pics without Leaving Houston

You don't have to head to Brenham just to pose in a field of blue flowers.

03/24/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Picks

Slightly Less than One Dozen Egg (Dishes) to Try for Easter

Embrace the versatility of the egg with these diverse restaurants' hot takes.

03/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

How Much Will the Border Wall Actually Cost?

We break down Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall plan, in terms of both dollars and sense.

03/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Drawl

A Look Back to 180 Years Ago, When Houston Was the Capital of Texas

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

03/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

H-Town Diary

Waffles: The World's Worst Dog

She may be a nightmare, but she’s mine.

03/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The More the Merrier

10 Great Group Dining Spots for Getting the Gang Together

These local crowd-pleasers make dining en masse easy.

03/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Three Reasons to Roller Skate at Discovery Green This Month

The city's only outdoor roller rink runs through March 25.

03/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Festival Season

In Photos: Catching Up with the Houstonians Who Headed to SXSW

Now in its 30th year, Austin's annual interactive, film and music festival is a big draw for the Bayou City.

03/14/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Chisum Pierce

Coping Mechanism

In Photos: A Renovated Jamail Skatepark Reopens

The downtown park is once again ready to welcome skaters of all levels.

03/11/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Jamail Skatepark Is Finally Reopening

Just in time for Spring Break, the city's signature skatepark will see its bowls full once again.

03/10/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Texans Are Heading to Havana for Spring Break, According to Kayak

Plus: You'll never guess who's coming to Corpus Christi.

03/08/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Go Texan

In Photos: The Trail Riders Arrive in Houston After 13 Long Journeys

Rodeo season officially arrived, too, as more than 3,000 riders along with their horses and wagons made their way into the city today.

03/03/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Michael Paulsen

Get Out

Texas State Parks Get Even More Accessible with a New App

Find a swimming hole near you, book your campsites online and always travel with a trail map in your pocket with the recently released TPWD app.

03/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Go Texan

Get Ready for Rodeo with Our Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peek

What does it take to get NRG Park rodeo-ready? A lot more than you think.

03/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Michael Paulsen

Get Out

A Revitalized GreenStreet Offers Weekly Incentives to Visit

Weekly bootcamps, animal adoption events and free flicks on the lawn are just a few of GreenStreet's newest amenities.

03/01/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Park Life

A Big, Beautiful, Totally Redesigned Levy Park Is Now Open

A new playground and performance pavilion join the dog park and community gardens that have made Levy Park a neighborhood favorite.

02/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

It's Not Too Late to Register for the Buffalo Bayou Regatta

The largest canoe race in Texas takes over Buffalo Bayou on March 11.

02/22/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

History

Remembering the Night Dan Rather 'Sassed' President Richard Nixon

Jones Hall witnessed one of the great press vs. president sparring matches in 1974.

02/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt