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.

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Instant Classics and Must-Try Meals

New and old, these 9 restaurants define dining in the Bayou City.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Destination Dining: 7 Restaurants Worth the Drive

These spots may be far outside your regular dining circles, but each is worth the drive—and, in that regard, innately Houstonian.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

3 Thai Spots You Simply Have to Try

Three favorite spots, three very different takes on Thai

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

3 Hot Spots to Hit Right Now in the East End

There's only one place in town to get roasted guinea pig, and it's here.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Go Fish at These 4 Favorite Seafood Spots

From you-buy-we-fry joints to creative ceviches, these spots put the Gulf in Gulf Coast.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

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Our 3 Can't-Miss Meals in Midtown

It's not just nightlife that this neighborhood does right: Shipley Do-Nut bread pudding, anyone?

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

4 Can't-Miss Korean Classics

Whether in Koreatown or the Museum District, these four spots offer everything from mandu to soju.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Our 4 Favorite Feasts in Little India

From finger-licking chaat to filling fried chicken, the Mahatma Gandhi District will keep you coming back for more.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Our 4 Freshest Favorites in Memorial

From Japanese and Vietnamese to Big Tex and Mex, the area around the Energy Corridor has it all.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Go West, Young Man: 5 Unique Restaurants to Seek in the Suburbs

With interesting openings from Katy to Cypress, the west side is worth the drive.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

The New Old Guard: 4 Restaurants Adapting to the Times

In the ruthless world of fine dining, evolution is key to survival.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Fairview and Taft: 4 Montrose Favorites, One Convenient Corner

Walk, bike or Uber to the busiest block in Neartown for excellent food, drink and people-watching.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

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7 Spots Defining New American Cuisine in Houston

No matter the New American experience you’re seeking, you’ll find it here.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

Eye Candy: 4 Dining Rooms That Dazzle

At these restaurants, the decor is just as stunning as the dishes.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

The 6 Spots to Try in the Heights Right Now

It's not just the corner of Shepherd and 19th that's heating up.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

100 Best Restaurants 2016

At Your Service: 4 Restaurants Redefining Hospitality in Houston

Service hasn’t always been a selling point for Houston’s culinary scene. But in recent years, it’s seen a resurgence.

09/19/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Bayougraphy

Meet the Minister Building Bridges Between Refugee Communities in Westbury

The best way to reach a community? Move in.

09/19/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

The HTX Bike Fest Takes Over Market Square Park This Saturday

The 4th annual festival brings together BMX racers, bike enthusiasts and beer.

09/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Good Eats

Houston's Best Restaurants

The Bayou City is one of the nation’s foremost culinary destinations, a place where each and every meal out can be exciting—as long as you keep our list handy.

09/09/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

The Great Outdoors

Learn to Camp This Weekend—for Free

The Baytown Nature Center and REI are teaming up to offer a Camping 101 course for the whole family.

09/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt