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.

Space City

Kitchen Remodeling: When Less is More

Not necessarily bigger, but better

12/01/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

User’s Guide

An Interactive Map of the Galleria

Thirty points of interest, including where to park, where to snag free champagne, and even the latest Beyoncé sighting

12/01/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt Illustrations by Michael Newhouse

Comfort Cuisine

Mac & Cheese Made Your Way at Beaver's

Beaver's new fall menu includes an entire macaroni and cheese section for us gluttons.

11/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Binge Watching

The 10 Best Thanksgiving Scenes in TV and Movies

Heart-warming to hilarious—gather round the YouTube and relive your favorite moments.

11/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Law & Order

Lawsuit Filed Against Underbelly and The Pass & Provisions

Former server alleges tortious interference, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

11/26/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sweet Charity

Giving Thanks by Giving Back at The Beacon

The Beacon feeds hundreds of Houston's homeless each day—but only with your help.

11/26/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Touchdown Throwdown

Come to Our Thursday Night Gumbo Smackdown

Get gumbo from six of the city's best chefs and cocktails from Jack Daniels.

11/25/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Health Kick

Get Some Sunshine This Weekend in the Third Ward

Sunshine's Health Food Store and Vegetarian Deli specializes in food that's good and good for you.

11/22/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

'Cue for a Cause

BBQ Boss John Mueller Heading to Houston This Weekend

Famed Austin pitmaster John Mueller is returning to Houston for a one-day-only charity barbecue.

11/19/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

In Remembrance

RIP Eric Harrison, Writer and Film Critic

The Houston Chronicle's longtime film critic passed away this weekend.

11/18/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Patio Weather

Bundle Up: Houston's Top 10 Patios for the Fall

Make the most of the cooler temps at these tempting al fresco spots.

11/15/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sweet Charity

Two Tasty Ways to Help Typhoon Victims

Two upcoming food-focused events will benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

11/14/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Truck Life

Is This the Best Cuban Sandwich in Houston?

Speers Rolling Bistro specializes in roasted pork, which is at its best in a Cuban sandwich.

11/13/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Truck Life

My Food Park HTX Brings Inner Loop Trucks Out West

Food truck owners Liz and Jerry Hale find a nice spot in the country and settle down.

11/12/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Meat Sweats

First Look at Tinto Grill and Its Mounds of Meat

A new Argentine grill from the owners of Pampa Grill gets cozy in Spring Branch.

11/08/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fashion for a Cause

Buy a Shirt, Help a High School

Proceeds from Montrose T-shirts go to support HSPVA.

11/07/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Opening Day

First Look at Lowbrow

A new café in an old Montrose haunt pays homage to Houston.

11/07/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Truck Tales

H-Town StrEATs Keeps On Trucking

One of the oldest "new generation" food trucks in Houston is still going strong.

11/05/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Booze News

Of Corked Wines and Skunked Beers

Why is it so easy to send back bad wine, but not bad beer?

11/04/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Space City

Designing the Perfect Man Cave

Men ratchet up their retreats.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter