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.

Houstonian Holiday Recipes

Recipe: State of Grace’s Creamy, Crowd-Pleasing Poblano Spoonbread

This stuffing will transform anyone into a cornbread lover.

10/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Houstonian Holiday Recipes

The Ultimate Houstonian Holiday Table

Switch up your traditional holiday fare with these recipes from Houston chefs.

10/30/2017 By Alice Levitt, Nicki Koetting, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Catherine Matusow, and Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Out of Catastrophe, a Wild New Opportunity at the Houston Arboretum

In the aftermath of a great tree-mortality event, the Arboretum has created a new master plan.

10/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

DIY

TXRX Labs Hosts Houston's First Repair Cafe This Weekend

Don't throw it away—fix it. Don't know how? These folks do.

10/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fitness Friday

Welcome to The Woodlands: Orangetheory Fitness Opens Its 13th Local Location

One of America's fastest growing fitness studios is taking over the city and the suburbs.

10/27/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Local Love

A Unique Pop-Up Boutique Is Opening Soon at GreenStreet

The 13-month-long pop-up shop focuses solely on women-owned-and-made brands from the Bayou City.

10/26/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fitness Friday

Houston's YogaOne Studios Purchased by California's YogaWorks

All seven studios will soon switch over to the YogaWorks name, as the company enters Texas for the first time.

10/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Troubled Waters

The Deliberate Flooding of West Houston

Thousands of Houstonians have been left with gutted homes—and many, many questions.

10/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt and Roxanna Asgarian

The Friendly Skies

Houston Gets a New Direct Flight to Paradise

Bahamasair is the second carrier to offer non-stop flights from the Bayou City to the Bahamas.

10/12/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Friendly Skies

Book This Big Southwest Airlines Sale by Tomorrow

With one-way flights starting at $42, you'll want to jump on this sale before it's over.

10/11/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Rock On

Houston Will Soon Be Home to One of the World's Biggest Indoor Climbing Gyms

Momentum opens its second Houston-area gym in November, and it's a beast.

10/09/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Charmed, I'm Sure

No One Will Ever Doubt Your Love for Whataburger Again

A new James Avery charm released today lets you boast your burger loyalty.

10/09/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Picks

Houston's 8 Best Brand-New Brunches

Need a new spot to get your brunch 'n' booze on? We have a few suggestions.

10/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Heroes of Harvey

Cody Hirt, Veteran Outdoors Members: Saying Yes to a Dangerous Expedition

Without hesitation, Hirt, of Georgetown, Texas, gathered up volunteers and boats and headed to Houston.

10/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Heroes of Harvey

Celine Benavides: Super Mom

How a mother from the First Ward fed babies with help from Facebook.

10/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Heroes of Harvey

Rev. Hannah Terry: In It for the Long Haul

The pastor at Westbury United Methodist Church and founder of FAM isn't letting neighbors fall through the cracks after Harvey.

10/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best of Houstonia

The Heroes of Harvey

How a devastating storm brought out the best of Houston during the worst of times.

10/02/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian, Jeff Balke, Morgan Kinney, Alice Levitt, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Catherine Matusow, Brittanie Shey, Katharine Shilcutt, and Scott Vogel

Festival Hype

The Day For Night 2017 Lineup is Here and We're Screaming

Houston's favorite festival gets bigger and flashier, adding a speaking series to a stellar musical lineup.

09/20/2017 By Morgan Kinney

#HarveyHmag

In Heavily Flooded West Houston, a Neighborhood Comes Together to Save Itself

Nottingham Forest proves the value of community in the face of devastation.

09/14/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

#HarveyHmag

Elizabeth McIngvale Hosts a Hurricane Harvey Survivors Support Group

The family that keeps giving back to Houston is now offering a mental health resource.

09/12/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt