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.

Downtown Dining

Fusion Taco Forces Me to Admit I Was Wrong

Revenge is a dish best served delicious.

07/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Charitable Chow

Houston Restaurant Weeks: Serious Steals

A handy field guide to making the most of Houston Restaurant Weeks.

07/29/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Charitable Chow

Houston Restaurant Weeks: Treat Your Folks

A handy field guide to making the most of Houston Restaurant Weeks.

07/26/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Charitable Chow

Houston Restaurant Weeks: Around the World

A handy field guide to making the most of Houston Restaurant Weeks.

07/24/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Football Food

Kick Off Houston Restaurant Week with a Tailgate Throwdown

Which chef makes the best football food? Find out at the Tailgate Throwdown.

07/23/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Charitable Chow

Houston Restaurant Weeks: Dashing Date Nights

A handy field guide to making the most of Houston Restaurant Weeks.

07/23/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Charitable Chow

Houston Restaurant Weeks: Bountiful Brunches

A handy field guide to making the most of Houston Restaurant Weeks.

07/22/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get 'Em While They're Hot

Get Your 90-Cent Coneys at JCI!

James Coney Island celebrates its 90th anniversary with 90-cent hot dogs all day.

07/18/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Restaurant Report

Ba Mien Bistro Reopens

The best little Vietnamese bistro in Champions Forest is reopening following repairs.

07/17/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Pub Grub

Runaway Radio and a Surprising Steak Night

Outlaw Dave's Worldwide Headquarters offers a serious steal on Monday nights.

07/16/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Midtown and Down

The Good Life Keeps Its Promise

A casual Midtown bar with a surprising food menu makes a great happy hour destination.

07/12/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Catch of the Day

Maine-ly Sandwiches Moves to Montrose

The best lobster roll in Houston will soon be a lot closer to town.

07/12/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

East End Eats

Pupusas for All at El Petate

The sampler platters at El Petate let you enjoy the entire menu at once.

07/11/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Corner Shop

A Fresh Start in a New Space

Help support artisanal quirk in Montrose.

07/11/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Burger Beat

A Chip Off the Old Block

The burgers at The Chopping Block may look familiar, but do they measure up?

07/10/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

It's Chinatown

French Toast and Wings the Hong Kong Way

Chicken wings and Hong Kong-style French toast reign supreme at House of Bowls.

07/09/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Taco Trail

In Search of Houston's Best Tacos at Sunny Flea Market

Houston's best tacos just might be at its largest flea market.

07/08/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cooking Out

Get Your Grill On: It's Not Too Late

Two favorite Houston meat markets are open on July 4th.

07/03/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Restaurant Report

Don't Panic; Taqueria La Macro Isn't Closed

The popular Northside taqueria is closing its doors temporarily for a much-needed expansion.

07/02/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Brunch Box

What Time Is Brunch?

When does the most amorphous meal of the week start, and when does it end?

07/01/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt