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.

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

Native Sons

Today Would Have Been Bill Hicks's 55th Birthday

In only 32 years, comedian Bill Hicks left a legacy few comics can hope to achieve.

12/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Peanuts Aren't a Meal

The 10 Best Places to Eat in Houston's Airports

Don't fall for the fast food stalls—grab a bite of something wholly Houstonian instead.

12/15/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Where Can You Kayak and Ice Skate with Santa in One Place?

Discovery Green, of course.

12/14/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Holiday Recipes

How to Bake the World's Easiest Cheesecake

And how to make it look even fancier than it already tastes

12/13/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Make It a Merry Weekend with the Heritage Society

A new Christmas package lets you take visit some of Houston's best holiday sites in one day.

12/07/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

5 Reasons to Take that Trip to Tucson

It's not always easy to get there from Houston, but The Old Pueblo is worth the flight.

12/06/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

The 5 Things Every Texan Should Do in Angel Fire

When in New Mexico, eat barbecue? Yes—after all, you're in Little Texas.

12/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Make a Joyous Noise at Buffalo Bayou Park's Unsilent Night

The annual holiday cacophony, celebrated worldwide since 1992, comes to Houston.

11/23/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Which Private Bus Line Is Right for You?

From free wi-fi and snacks to comfortable conference rooms, this isn’t your average Greyhound bus service.

11/21/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Querétaro: A Modern City with a Well-Preserved Colonial Past

Chances are, this Mexican metropolis isn’t on your bucket list—but it should be.

11/21/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Need an Inspiring Getaway? Try One of These Stimulating Cities

TravelBird has compiled a list of the world's most inspirational cities, including 7 U.S. destinations.

11/18/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt