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.

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

Get Out

Enjoy Tapas on the Trails at the Houston Arboretum This Weekend

This Valentine's Day dinner is a breath of fresh air.

02/08/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Food Fests

Gumbo Smackdown Is Less Than a Week Away

Save $5 on each ticket and buy them before Saturday.

02/06/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Big Game

What to Watch for in Sunday's Super Bowl

The Houston and Texas connections to look for, plus our prediction for who's going to win it all.

02/03/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

The Big Game

Behind the Scenes at Super Bowl Live and the NFL Experience

Take a peek at the action downtown sans crowds.

02/02/2017 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

The Big Game

The 10 Things You Must Eat, Drink and Do While You're Here for the Super Bowl

There's more to Houston than barbecue and beer (though we've got plenty of that too...).

02/01/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

Food News

Xochi Is Now Open at the Marriott Marquis

Downtown's most anticipated restaurant opening of 2017 is here.

01/31/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

In Photos: Houston Protestors Turn Out Against President Trump's Travel Ban

Thousands of Houstonians gathered at Bush Intercontinental Airport and Discovery Green over the weekend to make their voices heard.

01/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheers!

Bobby Heugel Quietly Opens a New Downtown Cocktail Bar

Tongue-Cut Sparrow promises to be "an ambitious formal cocktail bar."

01/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

FINALLY

The Astrodome Gets Its Landmark Status from the Texas Historical Commission

No significant alterations can be made—including demolition—without permission from the state.

01/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

Mayor Sylvester Turner Issues Statement on Immigration

"HPD is not the Immigration and Naturalization Service."

01/26/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

Updated: Ted Cruz Refused to Meet with Constituents, Barred Access to Offices

Texans were told to make an appointment by calling the office, though neither Houston nor Austin phone lines were in service for days.

01/26/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt