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.

Coffee Talk

First Look at Mercantile in Rice Village

New coffee shop is part cafe, part upscale bodega.

09/16/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Booze Cruisin'

The $18 Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary at Mojeaux's comes with everything except a cherry on top.

09/13/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Iron and Wine

Only the Strong Survive the Iron Sommelier Competition

The annual Iron Sommelier competition separates the dregs from the Dolcettos.

09/12/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

FYHA

Show Your Houston Pride the Foul-Mouthed Way

F*** You Houston's Awesome ramps up for another t-shirt release party.

09/11/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ragin' Cajuns

Cajun Food Made Fresh at Mozelle's

Brand-new Mozelle's brings Creole flair to the Heights.

09/11/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Discount Dining

The Texans Won...You Some Free Food and Cheap Drinks

Three Houston-area businesses are celebrating the Texans' win today.

09/10/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fifth Ward Fare

Fresh-Cut Fries and Fresh Fish at The Nickel

Barbecue and boudin isn't all The Nickel does well.

09/09/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tiki Tails

The Voodoo Queen Begins Her Reign in the Second Ward

The newest bar from the Moon Tower Inn team serves boozy cocktails under black lights.

09/06/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hot Hot Heat

Thai Me Up, Thai Me Down

Thai food in Houston is about to get a whole lot hotter.

09/05/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheap Eats

Breakfast of Champions at Teotihuacan

Where Tex-Mex breakfasts are cheap, cheerful, and hearty.

09/04/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Open Road

Dos Texans

Reconnecting with our Texas roots in Brenham and College Station.

09/03/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Top Doctors 2013

An Annotated Guide to the Texas Medical Center

How well do you know one of Houston’s treasures?

09/03/2013 Illustrations by Michael Byers By Katharine Shilcutt

Top Doctors 2013

The Man Who Would Reverse Paralysis

Dr. Dong Kim always had faith in stem cells, even when others didn't.

09/03/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Million-Dollar IDeas

Finally, Someone Bottled Vietnamese Iced Coffee

A new way to drink an old favorite hits the shelves—invented by a Houstonian, naturally.

09/03/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Galleria Grub

A Sneak Peek at Osteria Mazzantini

Chef John Sheely explores his Italian roots at his new rustic-glam Galleria restaurant.

08/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Coffee Talk

What's the Difference Between a Flat White and Cortado?

One's from Spain, one's from Australia, but there's more to the differences than provenance.

08/28/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Suntory Time

All the Japanese Whisky You Can Drink

The best Japanese whisky selection in Houston is at Kata Robata.

08/27/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Keeping Tabs

Roost Is Not Roots, and It's Not Closed

Montrose bistro Roost remains the victim of mistaken identity.

08/26/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Beer Blog

The Perfect Houston Six-Pack (of Beer)

What would be in your ideal six-pack of Houston craft beer?

08/26/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ramenarama

Slurping Up IKEA's Great Ramen Challenge

Six chefs, $3 worth of ingredients, one winning bowl of ramen.

08/23/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt