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.

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

Party Time

These 5 Women Are Officially Houston's Hostesses with the Mostesses

Nabbing an invite to their parties should be at the top of your New Year's Resolutions.

12/13/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

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

City Hall

Councilman Jack Christie Holds Some Interesting Ideas About Vaccines

Vaccine courts, neurotoxins, the medical-industrial complex and other perceived dangers

11/17/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Friendly Skies

United Airlines to Offer Less Room for Luggage, Older Planes in 2017

Is the airline still on a quest to be less awful or not?

11/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Transportation

Uber Stays in the Picture, Promises Mayor Turner

Can you imagine a Super Bowl weekend in Houston without Uber? Thankfully you don't have to.

11/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Steady Rotation

Tex Mex Tuesday: La Macro

The trompo's the thing at this Monterrey-style sports bar.

11/15/2016 By Alice Levitt

Get Out

Sunday Streets Heads to the Fifth Ward This Weekend

Explore a revitalized Fifth Ward as Lyons Ave. is closed to auto traffic Sunday afternoon.

11/11/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Plant the Seeds of Houston's Future Wildflowers This Weekend

The Parks Department's annual Lady Bird Johnson Tribute enters its 10th year.

11/04/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Brew News

Did Karbach Just Make the Entire City of Houston Hoppin' Mad?

The Houston microbrewery was purchased by Anheuser-Busch InBev, sparking outrage from craft beer fans online.

11/03/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Rock the Vote

YMCA of Greater Houston Offering Free Childcare on Election Day

Kids keeping you home on November 8? Not if the Y can help it.

11/03/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt