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.

Best Schools

2013’s Best High Schools List

We’ve rated the best 130 high schools in Houstonia, public or private.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Profiles

Gloria Days

Longtime employee Gloria Ware reflects on three decades of change at Backstreet Cafe.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Essay

The Time I Nearly Burned Down Halloween

Or why an 11-year-old shouldn't be allowed to play with matches

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Nighttime Noshing

A Taste of Southeast Asia at Upcoming Night Market

Asia Society's one-night-only night market brings the flavors of Southeast Asia to the Museum District on November 7

10/29/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Chef Chat

Diana Kennedy Must Speak Loudly Before She Expires

The famous cookbook author and Mexican food maven on why preservation is more important now than ever.

10/28/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Breakfast Beat

The Barnaby's Where You Don't Have to Wait In Line

Barnaby's downtown location can't be beat for weekend breakfast.

10/25/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bizarre Eats

I Finally Ate Geoduck—and You Can Too!

Try the famed/feared giant saltwater clam for yourself, tonight only at Kata Robata.

10/23/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Beer Blog

Which Pumpkin Beer Is Best for You?

There are plenty of seasonal pumpkin brews to pick from—but which actually taste good?

10/22/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Downtown Drinking

Reserve 101's New Menu Ups the Bar Food Ante

A short but sweet list of flatbreads and bar snacks raises Reserve 101's game.

10/21/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Produce Row

Cushaw Squash Is More Than Just Decor

The creamy squash is better roasted and eaten than used as fall home decor—here's how.

10/18/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fast Food

Pretty Fast Peruvian and Super Fast Ceviche

Peru Cafe Express in Greenway Plaza specializes in ceviche on the run.

10/17/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Lit

Mexican Food Maven Diana Kennedy Heading to Houston

The author and authority on Mexican cuisine will be signing her cookbooks at Hugo's.

10/16/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fair Food

Deep-Fried Doldrums at the State Fair of Texas

Chasing the deep-fried dream has never been more tiresome.

10/15/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Island Time

Have a Cocktail...for Medicinal Purposes

Classy cocktail dive Medicinal Purposes offers Moscow Mules and more in Galveston.

10/11/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Taqueria Tales

Elotes and Expansion at Taqueria La Macro

The newly-expanded Taqueria La Macro is offering Friday night festivities along with a big new menu.

10/10/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Mixing It Up

Pho Shrimp and Grits: The Perfect Brunch Dish?

If brunch is really meant to be a mix of breakfast and lunch, this Down House dish is ideal.

10/09/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Storytellers

The Moth StorySLAM Kicks Off in Houston

Storytelling takes the stage with The Moth StorySLAM in Houston at Stereo Live.

10/08/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Eats

Get Your $1 Whataburger Today

The Texas fast food chain is celebrating its founder's 100th birthday with $1 burgers.

10/08/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Grocery Guide

Has Georgia's Farm to Market Bought the Farm?

The popular organic grocer in west Houston seems permanently shuttered—but is it?

10/07/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Great Outdoors

Celebrate the Return of Patio Weather at Rosemont

The rooftop patio bar at Rosemont is ideal for enjoying the cool weather this week.

10/07/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt