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.

Top 10 Tacos

10 Favorite Tacos for National Taco Day

October 4 is National Taco Day. Do you know where you're eating tacos?

10/04/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pizza Party

A Slice of Nostalgia at Romano's

For when you just want a good, old-fashioned slice of cheese.

10/03/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fall Food

Glad Autumn Tidings at The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen

The sturdy British curries at The Queen Vic are ideal for ushering in fall.

10/02/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2013

SLIDESHOW: Houston’s Best Desserts

You’ve seen our list of Best Restaurants—now it’s time to indulge your sweet tooth.

10/01/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best of Houstonia

Fall Arts Preview 2013

The very best of the coming season, including the return of Beyoncé.

09/30/2013 With Catherine Matusow, Kerry H., and Katharine Shilcutt By Michael Hardy

Best Restaurants 2013

Exceptional Eateries: A Timeline

An opinionated history of the dining scene

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2013

What’s Next for Houston Food?

Six of Houston's young cooks and restaurateurs on what's next for the city's dining scene.

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2013

The Town’s Best Tables (and How to Snag Them)

What’s the best seat in the house? We put the question to the city’s top restaurant professionals.

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Restaurants 2013

50 Restaurants That Define Houston Dining

The best of the best in America’s coolest food city

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

Accessibility

Standing Room Only

Oxheart is one of the most difficult restaurants in Houston to get into—especially if you're in a wheelchair.

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Signs of our Times

Cruzin’ for a Bruisin’

Ordinary Houstonians selling their souls (okay, their Twitter feeds) for sponsorship

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Meat and Potatoes

Every Night Is Steak Night at La Casa de Caballo

The excellent USDA Prime top sirloin serves four people for only $17.50 each.

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

In Defense of Dessert

"Texans Tackle Crackle" Ice Cream Hits H-E-B

What does Texans-flavored ice cream taste like?

09/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ramen Roundup

Texas Ramen at Soma Sushi for Two Nights Only

What's better than barbecue or ramen? Barbecue AND ramen.

09/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Food Glorious Food

Everyone Loves a Good Meal

Our new October issue is all about food and exploring how Houston's dining scene got so damn hot.

09/26/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Downtown Dining

Goro & Gun and a Thriving Downtown Dining Scene

Goro & Gun is one of many bars and restaurants packing in the crowds as downtown comes alive at night.

09/25/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Comfort Food

Falling for BRC Gastropub's New Fall Menu

The cozy-chic gastropub releases a new fall menu in anticipation of falling temperatures.

09/23/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Restaurant Reviews

First Look at City Oven’s Pizza and Pints

The Heights’ newest pizza place on White Oak fits right in.

09/20/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Status Report

First Look at Radical Eats' Radical New Home

Vegan food mingles with meat dishes in Radical Eats' warm, casual new space on Lower Westheimer.

09/19/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Catch of the Day

First Look at Maine-ly Sandwiches in Montrose

The lobster rolls are as good as ever at Maine-ly's second location.

09/17/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt