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.

Fashion Houston

Fashion Houston: The Rebecca Taylor Show

Why the designer has such a huge following in H-town.

11/14/2013 By Sarah Gabbart

Truck Life

Is This the Best Cuban Sandwich in Houston?

Speers Rolling Bistro specializes in roasted pork, which is at its best in a Cuban sandwich.

11/13/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Truck Life

My Food Park HTX Brings Inner Loop Trucks Out West

Food truck owners Liz and Jerry Hale find a nice spot in the country and settle down.

11/12/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Suggestions

Here's What the Art Guys Should Do Next

The Art Guys have spent the past year celebrating their 30-year-long collaboration. Here are five suggestions for their next project.

11/11/2013 By Michael Hardy

The Meat Sweats

First Look at Tinto Grill and Its Mounds of Meat

A new Argentine grill from the owners of Pampa Grill gets cozy in Spring Branch.

11/08/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

An Old New Orleans Recipe

Rich as Rockefeller

Sort of like Escargots à la Bourguignonne, only with oysters.

11/07/2013 By Robb Walsh

Fashion for a Cause

Buy a Shirt, Help a High School

Proceeds from Montrose T-shirts go to support HSPVA.

11/07/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Opening Day

First Look at Lowbrow

A new café in an old Montrose haunt pays homage to Houston.

11/07/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Truck Tales

H-Town StrEATs Keeps On Trucking

One of the oldest "new generation" food trucks in Houston is still going strong.

11/05/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Booze News

Of Corked Wines and Skunked Beers

Why is it so easy to send back bad wine, but not bad beer?

11/04/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Houston Blues

Women Be Wise

Remembering Fifth Ward's Sippie Wallace, who was born and died on this date.

11/01/2013 By John Lomax

In-Town Travels

Bayou Wonderland

Pondering Houston's essence at Allen's Landing, where it all began.

11/01/2013 By Nick Panzarella

Space City

Designing the Perfect Man Cave

Men ratchet up their retreats.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Max Burkhalter

Best Schools 2013

TAKS Under Attack: Does Standardized Testing Actually Work?

Or are testing companies trying to trick us?

10/31/2013 By Kerry H.

Best Schools

2013’s Best High Schools List

We’ve rated the best 130 high schools in Houstonia, public or private.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bayougraphy

Pointe of Reentry

Even after retirement, one Houston Ballet dancer finds that the beat goes on.

10/31/2013 By Peter Holley Photography by Todd Spoth

Non-Native Houstonians

Monk Parakeets: Lovely Addition or Invasive Pest?

How one parakeet is like five of your old fraternity brothers.

10/31/2013 By John Lomax

Profiles

Gloria Days

Longtime employee Gloria Ware reflects on three decades of change at Backstreet Cafe.

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Essay

The Time I Nearly Burned Down Halloween

Or why an 11-year-old shouldn't be allowed to play with matches

10/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Men’s Fashion

The Fitting, Part Deux: J. Hilburn Returns to Houstonia

Will Ryan's shirt fit? Will the custom clothier deliver on its promise?

10/30/2013 By Peter Holley