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.

The High Life

Tackle the Biggest Bike Park in the Rockies in Angel Fire

The New Mexico town popular with Texans offers thrills beyond skiing in the summer.

06/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: The Culture and Quirk of Midtown

Where you'll find free museums, abundant theaters, eccentric boutiques, the best breakfast around, and live music around every corner.

06/15/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Warm Impermanence

Big Changes Defined Houston's Food Scene Last Month

Relocations, name changes and chef shifts mean more new ways to eat.

06/15/2017 By Jakeisha Wilmore

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Get Hip to the Heights

From first-rate food crawls to cozy cat cafes to concerts under the stars, this corner of the Heights has cool covered.

06/08/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: Upper Kirby's Parks and Patios

Vacation in your own city by immersing yourself in a whole new neighborhood for the weekend—here's how.

06/01/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Friendly Skies

Take a Cheap Trip to New York with These Southwest Fares

These fall flight deals will let you enjoy the Big Apple during the loveliest time of year—for less.

05/25/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tortilla Takedown

Taco Loco Is Taking the Taco to the Next Level

The top five reasons we're excited for the debut of Houstonia's taco smackdown.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Houston Proud

Pride and Protests: Remembering the Night Anita Bryant Came to Town

Forty years ago, a protest against a former beauty queen changed Houston's gay community forever.

05/25/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

How to Crush the Competition in a Sandcastle Contest

Winning big in Galveston's annual competition means going against the grain.

05/25/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Picks

Veterans Memorial Drive: Houston's Unheralded Food Crawl Destination

Already worked your way down Bellaire Boulevard and Westheimer? This third expanse of asphalt spanning both sides of the Beltway is the new hot dining spot.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

Rep. Al Green Officially Calls on Congress to Impeach President Trump

The Houston politician is the first member of Congress to formally request that Paul Ryan initiate impeachment proceedings.

05/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Road Hazards

The Worldwide Ride of Silence Takes to Houston's Streets

The annual group bike ride seeks to raise awareness for cycling deaths at home and across the nation.

05/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sports

Hot Shots: Scenes from the 2017 JJ Watt Charity Classic

Can the Houston Texans play softball? They can for a good cause—and when Arnold Schwarzenegger is watching.

05/15/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Marco Torres

Handcrafted

Over 1,500 Bowls Are Being Turned Out to Benefit the Houston Food Bank

The 13th annual Empty Bowls luncheon raises funds and awareness to fight hunger in Houston.

05/12/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Perfect Pairing

Tacos + Beer = This Saturday's Best Brunch Deal

Fusion Taco pairs up with Saint Arnold for pre-Mother's Day feasting.

05/11/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

Get Out

Explore the Edible Side of the Houston Arboretum This Month

If you've never picked blackberries or foraged for mushrooms, we've got a bushel of delicious reasons to visit the nature sanctuary.

05/10/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Friendly Skies

Ellington Field Celebrates a Century of Flight This Weekend

Houston's first commercial spaceport boasts 100 years of aviation history.

05/08/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Spring Creek Needs Your Trailbuilding Help This Summer

Everything is bigger in Texas—including its trails and greenways.

05/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

International Flight of the Week: Athens

This round-trip deal will get you to Greece for under $700.

04/28/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt