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.

Keeping Tabs

Checking In on Sushi Jin

An old West Side favorite is still going strong.

08/22/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hot Dog!

Barking Up the Right Coney at JCI

Matt Marcus is the latest chef to create his own hot dog for James Coney Island.

08/21/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ramenarama

Building a Better Bowl of Ramen

IKEA challenges seven of Houston's top restaurants to create the best bowl of ramen for only $3.

08/20/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Koreatown

Kimchi Fried Rice Returns to Super H Mart

A food stand with an odd name brings back an old favorite.

08/19/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

First Look

Junior Slump at Jupiter Pizza & Waffle

New restaurant and craft beer bar in Sugar Land needs some time to warm up.

08/16/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Lunch Break

Lunch on the Run at Cuchara

The $15 comida corrida gets you three courses on the quick.

08/15/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Japandemonium

Stop Buying Grocery Store Sushi for Lunch

Kata Robata's $13 sashimi bento box is the best way to get your raw fish fix at lunch.

08/14/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Charitable Chow

Something For Everybody at Backstreet Cafe

With five Houston Restaurant Weeks menus, Backstreet Cafe covers all the bases—and beautifully.

08/13/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Beer Beat

Upslope Brewing Co. Heads Downhill to Texas

Boulder's brash young microbrewery makes a break for Texas shelves.

08/12/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picnicking

Fried Chicken Sundays at D&T Drive Inn

A new kitchen and terrific menu makes D&T more than just an icehouse.

08/09/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Seasons Heatings

Hatch Chile Festival Heats Up Central Market

The 18th annual Hatch Chile Festival features everything from tortillas to lemonade.

08/08/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Family Friendly

La Fisheria Bans Kids Under 8 After 7

Will the new ban on children make customers more or less likely to frequent La Fisheria?

08/06/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Around Chinatown

Homemade Noodles (and Yogurt) at Nam Giao

Specialties from the Hue region of Vietnam are the menu stars at Nam Giao.

08/06/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fruit Facts

Japanese Melon? Korean Melon? Canary Melon

Marketed under multiple names, the canary melon is a summertime treat.

08/05/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Chinatown Chow

Barbecue Your Own Beef at Saigon Pagolac

One of Chinatown's oldest restaurants is a beef-lover's paradise.

08/02/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Salon Review

Get Away at Thairapy (Without Going Away)

The full-service Montrose salon is an oasis of calm.

08/02/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cheeto Chic

Jazzed Up Junk Food at Hollister on Washington

Chef Jason Kerr serves food truck fare in a fancy setting.

08/01/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Space City

A Bigger Bungalow

Maximizing a small space

08/01/2013 Photography by Jill Hunter By Katharine Shilcutt

H-Town Diary

Hay-soos Saves

Texan, Mexican, sergeant, stepdad

08/01/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Food Truck Fare

Pork Belly Bonanza at Muiishi Makirritos

From pork belly hand rolls to an upcoming pig roast, Muiishi Makirritos is a bacon-lover's dream.

07/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt