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.

Tourist In Your Own City

Bayou Views: ArCH Walking Tour of Buffalo Bayou

What would Houston be without Buffalo Bayou? Find out on Saturday.

12/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Surreal Estate

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Kemah Redo for Sale

The bay-area home featured on a 2010 episode of the show is currently on the market.

12/26/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sausage Stories

Get Your Goetta at The Hay Merchant

The Cincinnati sausage can now be found in Houston.

12/26/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Deluxe Dining

Triniti Celebrates Two Years with a Tempting Feast

Chef Ryan Hildebrand and team are serving an 8-course anniversary dinner to remember.

12/20/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Filipino-Style at Jollibee

The popular burgers-and-fried-chicken joint offers approachable Filipino food.

12/19/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sweet Stuff

Quality Street: Your New Christmas Tradition

Forget Christmas crackers; stuff those stockings with a box of British chocolates instead.

12/18/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Synergy

Second Lovers’ Love Affair With Craft Beer

Local folk band Second Lovers loves craft beer so much, they recorded an album at the Saint Arnold brewery.

12/17/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Modern Etiquette

How to Use Your Cell Phone at the Table: A Guide

If you simply must pull your phone out at a meal, here's how to do it.

12/17/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Comfort Classics

A Lot to Love at Luby's

In defense of the 66-year-old Texas-based cafeteria chain.

12/12/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Edible Architecture

5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off Bakes Off This Saturday

These aren't your standard-issue gingerbread houses.

12/11/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Eternal Questions

What's the Right Way to Serve Chicken Fried Steak?

That's a trick question; there is no right way.

12/10/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tea Time

The Best Chai in Houston at Te House of Tea

Forget the syrupy-sweet chai you've had before; this is the real-deal stuff.

12/09/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drinking Games

Brian Ching Bartends for Charity at Dogwood

The Dynamo coach and retired forward will tend bar this Wednesday to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

12/06/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

New Creole Cuisine

First Look at Nara: Korean-Japanese Cuisine in West Ave

Donald Chang's newest restaurant blends his two culinary passions.

12/05/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

In Remembrance

Family Needs Help Paying for Funeral

A funeral fund has been set up for film critic Eric Harrison.

12/05/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sweet Charity

Food Community Rallies Behind Fire-Ravaged Pie Shop

Fundraiser this Saturday to benefit My Dee Dee's Pie Shoppe, destroyed by fire earlier this week.

12/04/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

One Night Only

Late Night Noodle Pop-Up at D&T Drive Inn

An icehouse turns into a Thai night market this Saturday, serving khao soi and more.

12/03/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

How To

Recipe: Jury-Rigged Bibimbap at Home

You don't need a sizzling hot stone bowl to make this classic Korean rice dish at home.

12/02/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

O Tannenbaum

Building the Galleria’s Massive Christmas Tree

Houston's heftiest of holiday trees is 56 feet tall, 28 feet wide, and assembled entirely by hand.

12/01/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Gift Guide

The Nice Price

A.K.A., they’ll think you paid way more than you did.

12/01/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt