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 Main Drag

New Kids on the Block Party

Downtown block party this Sunday spotlights a revitalized stretch of Main Street.

01/17/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Koreatown

Spicy Korean Rice Cakes at Yori Yori

The chewy-crispy noodles called tteok are all the rage right now.

01/17/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend (MLK Day Edition): Jan 17–20

Where to go, who to see, and what to do.

01/15/2014 By Michael Hardy

A-Rod

Second Acting, Alex Rodriguez–style

Sues Major League Baseball, endures details of his drug regimen going public, autographs baseballs in a Mercedes showroom.

01/14/2014 By Jeff Balke

HOUSTON HISTORY

Behold: The Oldest Photo of Houston

An 1856 snapshot of 300 Main Street captures a doomed streetscape, but the block has made several comebacks since.

01/14/2014 By John Lomax

Supper Clubs

Pop-Ups Still Going Strong, Thanks to Glitter Karaoke

The Thursday night pop-up series at Glitter Karaoke lets chefs' creativity run rampant.

01/14/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT

Game of Thrones Star Totes Houston-Made Clutch to Golden Globes

The connection between H-Town and the House of Targaryen? A pink python clutch.

01/14/2014 By Peter Holley

Throwing Down

Gumbo Smackdown a Ragin' Cajun Success

Fleming's and Haven brought the big guns for Houstonia's inaugural gumbo smackdown.

01/13/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Out and About

Style Setter: "Visual Associate" Edition

Houston street style in seven questions.

01/13/2014 By Sydney Lopez

Not Stirred

Triniti's Guest Bartender Series Shakes Things Up

A six-week series of guest bartenders will donate their tips to charity—and Triniti is matching each donation.

01/10/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cooking Schools

Got Sardines?

Eating lunch at Kris Bistro is a learning experience.

01/10/2014 By Robb Walsh

Picks

Your Can't-Miss Guide to January Festivals and Events

From the Houston Auto Show to the Texas Yoga Conference, this month is packed with things to do.

01/10/2014 By BoJanay Posey

Creolization

The Best Chicken Fried Steak in Houston Is Vietnamese

Hughie's Tavern and Vietnamese Grille serves its "country fried steak" with spring rolls and fried rice.

01/09/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 10–12

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

01/08/2014 By Michael Hardy

Smackdown City

Who Makes Houston's Best Gumbo? You Be the Judge

Six of Houston's best chefs compete this Saturday for the best gumbo title.

01/08/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Soup of the Day

Lining Up for Ramen

Expect to wait for your noodles at Ramen Jin in Westchase.

01/07/2014 By Robb Walsh

Food for Thought

Food Photography: More Than Just Instagramming Your Meals

A discussion tonight at the Houston Center for Photography explores the increasingly dense intersection of dining and photography.

01/07/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fast Food Nation

A Fast Food Intervention

How do you know when you've eaten too many Big Macs? When your bank calls you on it.

01/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

List

12 Best Jazz Albums of 2013

From Marc Carey to Jonathan Batiste, Terri Lynne Carrington to Carla Bley, our guest jazz critic picks the top recordings of the past year.

01/02/2014 By Justin Mitchell

Chinatown

Hair of the Dog Ice Cream

From Crown Royal to Bailey's Irish Cream, you can get a cocktail in a waffle cone at Frozen Cafe.

01/02/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt