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.

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

In Queso Emergency

The Houstonian's Guide to Hosting the Perfect Super Bowl Party

Real life is not Pinterest — here's how to host a Super Bowl party sans made-from-scratch football field.

01/26/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Picks

Sweeter by the Dozen: 12 Restaurants We Love In Sugar Land

The dining scene in Fort Bend County gets finer by the day.

01/24/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Tune In to Buffalo Bayou Park

Houston Public Media collaborated with Buffalo Bayou Park to bring Houstonians an audio walking tour of the park.

01/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Have You Found All the Hidden Art in Buffalo Bayou Park?

You may need to pause for a moment.

01/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Tracking the 3 Most Popular Places in Buffalo Bayou Park

Plus: a note on etiquette when it comes to the No. 2 spot.

01/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park

Here's Where You Should Begin to Explore Buffalo Bayou Park

The Dunlavy and Lost Lake are good places to start.

01/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt and Adam Doster

The Drawl

The "Ultimate" Houston Airbnb "Experience"

Take note, AirBnB folks.

01/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Thin Mint Mania

In the 100th Girl Scout Cookie Season, Novelty Prevails

A new flavor, a new app and everything you need to know about the sweetest time of the year.

01/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt