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.

Sweet Charity

How You Can Help the Owner of Houston's Most Iconic Taco Truck

Maria Victoria's 22-year-old daughter passed away this week; West Alabama Ice House is raising funds for her funeral.

08/30/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel Light

How to Pack for an International Vacation in a Purse

Going on vacation is about leaving it all behind, right?

08/22/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Y-M-C-A

On Childhood Memories and Adult Beverages at Camp Cullen

In light of Houston's first-ever adult summer camp, we take a look back at the other "upgrades" from our childhood.

08/22/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Picks

9 Straight-A Spots in West University

From Peruvian pick-up and fajitas to-go to late-night hot dogs and weekend morning Greek brunches, West U is a magna cum laude dining destination.

08/21/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Picks

7 Brand-New Burger Joints to Try Right Now

There are plenty of burger spots in Houston, which is why these seven are worth checking out.

08/21/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drink It In

Kids Back in School? Crack Open a Cold One at the Arboretum

Celebrate the return of the school year in a very non-school-night way with Saint Arnold beer.

08/18/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Crazy Good

At Koala Kolache, Pushing the Limits of the Tex-Czech Pastry

If a boudin kolache sounds boring by now, how about one stuffed with pepperoni pizza? Mac 'n' cheese? Scalloped potatoes?

08/18/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Dining Deals

Only One Place Offers Guinea Pig During Houston Restaurant Weeks

Try the famous South American delicacy this month at Andes Cafe.

08/10/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Prix Fixe

The Best Lunch Deals in Town Are at Cafe Annie

If you haven't been reacquainted with chef Robert Del Grande's cuisine, now's the time.

08/09/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

News

Bramble Has Closed, Effective Immediately

The inventive Tanglewood restaurant opened last summer, drawing rave reviews.

07/29/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Play It Cool

Easy Summer Recipes for Heat-Hardy Plants

You need to figure out something to do with all that basil, after all.

07/25/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Play It Cool

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: The Ultimate Summer Six-Pack

Here, our six favorite local lagers that power us through July’s yardwork, August’s block parties, and September’s longest dog days.

07/25/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Play It Cool

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: Houston's Shadiest Spots for a Stroll

Under the leafy oaks and tall pines of our three favorite walking paths, you’ll be hard-pressed to tell you’re in the city at all.

07/25/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bayou City Beauty

The 5 Beauty Products You Need to Survive a Houston Summer

Including one you can buy in bulk for under $3.

07/21/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Breakfast

Snooze, an AM Eatery Opens in Montrose

The cult favorite import from Denver debuts in Houston.

07/20/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Food News

Alma Latina to Reopen Following Fire

The Heights institution will serve its soulful food once again on July 20.

07/18/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Dog-Friendly Dining

10 Pup-Friendly Patios to Visit Right Now

There's no need to leave your dogs at home with these pet-friendly restaurants.

07/18/2016 By Jenna K. White

On the Table

The City's 9 Best Raw Food Spots

In the thick of a steamy day, we recommend chilling out at these restaurants, all of which offer raw, mostly vegetarian dishes.

07/18/2016 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Open Road

Finding An Oasis—and Facing Fears—in the West Texas Desert

Diving at Balmorhea State Park is worth the eight-hour drive from Houston.

07/18/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

International Affairs

What You Need to Know About Nice

The French town is one of Houston's sister cities, but what does that mean?

07/15/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt