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 Drawl

The Ultimate McMansion

We take a crack at designing a millennium mansion everyone can agree to hate.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editors' Picks

Our Top 10 Restaurants in Kingwood

The Livable Forest offers a thoroughly edible landscape of another kind

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fishy Realness

If You're Looking for Omakase at MF Sushi, Don't Go on a Tuesday

Get a shiso mojito, relax and order for yourself.

10/19/2016 By Alice Levitt

Cheap Flights

This Is the Best Time to Book Those Thanksgiving Tickets

Plus: the best weeks for saving big on Christmas and New Year's airfare, according to Skyscanner

10/17/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

Sheila Jackson Lee "Stalking" John Podesta, Says Latest WikiLeaks Leak

The longterm Houston congresswoman really, really, really wanted a favor from Hillary Clinton.

10/14/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

An Expanded East End Street Fest Brings the Fun This Weekend

The annual music and dance festival on Navigation Boulevard now includes free educational panels for area students.

10/13/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Road Trip

5 Very Hip Hill Country Haunts You Can Rent for the Weekend

From a lakeside cabin to a real-deal chapel, these unusual VRBO finds call for a Hill Country getaway.

10/07/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Listicles

Catching Up with the City's Best Cheap Eats, 25 Years Later

In October 1991, Houston Metropolitan ranked its favorite bargains in the Bayou City—and nearly half are still around today.

10/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Celebrate Buffalo Bayou Park's 1st Birthday This Week

Houston's premier park knows how to throw a birthday bash—with free cake and beer.

10/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Take Advantage of This 3-Day Southwest Airlines Sale

Book by October 6 for prices as low as $49 one-way—and that includes international destinations.

10/04/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sweet Charity

Get Your Gray Goodies at the 3rd Annual Depressed Cake Shop

This Sunday's star-studded bake sale raises money to battle depression and mental illness.

10/04/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Sunday Streets Heads West to the Energy Corridor

This might be your one and only chance to ride down a totally car-less Eldridge Drive.

09/29/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editors Picks

Our 11 Favorite Cafes for National Coffee Day

There’s great coffee to be had across Houstonia, from the Medical Center to Galveston Island.

09/29/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Finally Form Your Own Wolfpack This Weekend

The St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary is hosting its 11th annual open house Saturday.

09/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Taco the Vote

8 Houston Taco Trucks Are Doubling as Voter Registration Booths

We already have tacos trucks on every corner—and now we have a few more places to register to vote, too.

09/27/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

What Do You Get When You Cross a Bicycle Rally and a Scavenger Hunt?

The 11th annual bike tour through the Heights raises money for the historic neighborhood.

09/22/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bucket List

Houston's 100 Very Best Restaurants

For the diner on the go, we present our no-frills list of the city's top spots. Dig in.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

The Best of the Best: Our Top Restaurants, Chefs, Dishes and More of 2016

Including the best new restaurant in the 'burbs.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

4 Favorite Spots to Hit Right Now in Chinatown

It should go without saying that there's much more than just Chinese food along Bellaire Boulevard.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Food Fight: Who Makes Houston’s Best Pub Grub, Indian Sweets, Fancy Tacos and More

We tossed our favorite spots into the ring together to see whose cuisine reigns supreme.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt