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.

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

Get Out

South Side Skate Park Celebrates Its 20th Annual Skate Jam This Saturday

Dozens of pro skaters are heading to Houston to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

11/02/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Art News

The Rothko Chapel Is Getting a Facelift

A New York City firm is heading up renovations to the de Menils' landmark sanctuary.

11/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Art News

The Cistern Welcomes an Art Installation That's a Force of Nature

Seek shelter underneath Buffalo Bayou Park when Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern opens December 10.

11/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Spooks & Spirits

Ninja Ramen Is Dressing Up as Anvil for Halloween

Who said only human beings could rock a Halloween costume?

10/29/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

TV

The Perfect Place to See Houston's Debut on Parts Unknown

Axelrad and Plant It Forward Farms are hosting a watch party for Anthony Bourdain's latest episode of travel TV, and you're invited.

10/27/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Don't Sleep On This

Morning Eatery Snooze Opening Three More Houston Locations

The Denver-based breakfast chain is betting big on Houston.

10/25/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bayougraphy

The Man on a Mission to Bring the Green

Joe Turner is transforming Houston’s parks—and all on an ever-tightening city budget. How does he do it? Teamwork.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

How to Houston: An Etiquette Guide

Lessons from a native on when to wave in traffic and why we smile at strangers

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

What’s a Bayou Anyway?

And how do you pronounce it?

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

In Houston, History Hides in Plain Sight

The city’s most important movers and shakers aren’t always where you’d expect to find them.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt and Adam Doster

Hidden Houston

Where’s Your Sign?

How to find four of Houston’s most hidden bars

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hidden Houston

The 10 Best Ways to Entertain Yourself for Free Around Town

A real insider knows that fun doesn't come with a price tag—especially in a city like Houston.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt