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.

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

Hidden Houston

An Insider’s Guide to Hidden Houston

All the tips, tricks and tactics you’ll need to join the city’s in-the-know crowd

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt, Marianella Orlando, Adam Doster, Roxanna Asgarian, Alice Levitt, and Jeanne Lyons Davis

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

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