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.

Party All Over the World

Go Big in 2017: 5 Bucket-List New Year's Eve Destinations

Frustrated with Houston's lack of fireworks? Take in the largest fireworks display in the world next year instead.

01/03/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Wanderlust's 10 Most-Read Posts of 2016

Looking for vacation inspiration? Look no further than our most popular travel posts of the last year.

12/30/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Welcome to Crumbville, Texas

At this Third Ward shop, the cookies always come with a hug.

12/30/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

In Defense of Houston's Strip Malls

Their aesthetic merits are dubious; their environmental impact, baleful. Yet we argue there’s no purer distillation of Houston itself.

12/30/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

It's 5 o'Clock Somewhere

Houston's 37 Happiest Happy Hours

A handy guide to the city's best food and drink deals

12/29/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Happy Hour Guide

5 Dog-Friendly Drinkeries For You and Your Pup

Your furry family members are welcome at these Paws on Patio-approved spots.

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Happy Hour Guide

Better by the Dozen: The Cheapest (Good) Oysters in Houston

Oysters for a buck or less are one of the greatest Gulf Coast privileges of them all.

12/28/2016 By Alice Levitt

Happy Hour Guide

A Breath of Fresh Air: 7 Sunny al Fresco Spots

What winter?

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Happy Hour Guide

What Are You Looking for in a Happy Hour?

We've got the best bars for stuffing your face, getting a cutie's phone number, two-stepping for free and more

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Happy Hour Guide

Happy Hour: An Etiquette Guide

The serial abuses observed most often in Houston’s taverns and tap houses, and how to correct them

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

It's 5 o'Clock Somewhere

Houston's 37 Happiest Happy Hours

A handy guide to the city's best food and drink deals

12/28/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Food Fest

Early-Bird Pricing for the 2017 Gumbo Smackdown Ends Tomorrow

Save $5 on your ticket for Houstonia's fourth annual gumbo festival—our largest to date.

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Things to Do in Denver When Your Car Is Dead

Renting a car is expensive. Luckily, in Denver, you don't have to.

12/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Friendly Skies

Southwest Offering Last-Minute Flight Deals Through Thursday

Fares start at $59, but you have to book by December 29.

12/26/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

The Texas State Park Camping Trips You Need to Book Now

Campsite reservations fill up fast at these state park favorites.

12/23/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bucket List

5 New Non-Stop Trips to Take from Texas in 2017

From the next hipster destination in the Midwest to the farthest away you can get on a direct flight from IAH

12/22/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Straighten Up and Fly Right

J.D. Power Ranks Houston's Airports Among the Nation's Worst

Travelers' overall satisfaction with airports is improving, but not in the Bayou City.

12/19/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Festivals

Day for Night: The Art

At the second annual Day for Night festival, the visual art was as much a draw as the music.

12/17/2016 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

'Tis the Season

Uber Offering Free Rides to Five Houston-Area Malls

Here's one less excuse to lose your cool this weekend.

12/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Lunch Break

There's a New Comida Corrida in Town

La Fisheria introduces a quick-and-easy three-course lunch for $12.

12/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt