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.

Nighttime Noshing

A Taste of Southeast Asia at Upcoming Night Market

Asia Society's one-night-only night market brings the flavors of Southeast Asia to the Museum District on November 7

10/29/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Open Road

Come With Me To Tennessee

Volunteer State's fall color was lacking, but fun and natural beauty abounded.

10/29/2013 By John Lomax Photography by Kelly Graml Lomax

Designer Spotlight

Fashion Houston Preview: Bibhu Mohapatra Comes to H-Town

The Indian-born designer on why he's a great fit for Houston's clientele.

10/29/2013

Chef Chat

Diana Kennedy Must Speak Loudly Before She Expires

The famous cookbook author and Mexican food maven on why preservation is more important now than ever.

10/28/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Investigation

Stray Dogs: Menace or Opportunity?

Earlier this year, a pack of wild dogs nearly killed Maria Arcos. In the East End, a new organization is seeking solutions to the problem.

10/28/2013 By Allyn West

Breakfast Beat

The Barnaby's Where You Don't Have to Wait In Line

Barnaby's downtown location can't be beat for weekend breakfast.

10/25/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Charity Events

At Habitat for Horses, It's One Rescue at a Time

How to bring a suffering, starving horse back to health—and then save hundreds more.

10/24/2013 By Kerry H.

Bizarre Eats

I Finally Ate Geoduck—and You Can Too!

Try the famed/feared giant saltwater clam for yourself, tonight only at Kata Robata.

10/23/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Beer Blog

Which Pumpkin Beer Is Best for You?

There are plenty of seasonal pumpkin brews to pick from—but which actually taste good?

10/22/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Downtown Drinking

Reserve 101's New Menu Ups the Bar Food Ante

A short but sweet list of flatbreads and bar snacks raises Reserve 101's game.

10/21/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Produce Row

Cushaw Squash Is More Than Just Decor

The creamy squash is better roasted and eaten than used as fall home decor—here's how.

10/18/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Meet the Stylists

Style to Envy

Two chic chicks team up to teach Houston how to dress well.

10/18/2013 By Sarah Gabbart

Fast Food

Pretty Fast Peruvian and Super Fast Ceviche

Peru Cafe Express in Greenway Plaza specializes in ceviche on the run.

10/17/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Local Love

Texas Has More Than One Kind of Oil

Texas-grown olive oil is just as good as the Mediterranean stuff.

10/17/2013 By Nick Panzarella

Corner Shop

One Stop Shop: Kuhl-Linscomb

This local favorite carries pretty much everything you can think of.

10/16/2013 By Sarah Gabbart

Get Lit

Mexican Food Maven Diana Kennedy Heading to Houston

The author and authority on Mexican cuisine will be signing her cookbooks at Hugo's.

10/16/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Open Road

Five Of The Ugliest Texas County Courthouses

We scour the state for the worst in municipal cathedrals.

10/16/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Fair Food

Deep-Fried Doldrums at the State Fair of Texas

Chasing the deep-fried dream has never been more tiresome.

10/15/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

We Were There

Slideshow: The Houston Vintage Festival

Bygone-era beauties and family fun reign at historically haute Houston Vintage.

10/14/2013 By Sarah Gabbart

Island Time

Have a Cocktail...for Medicinal Purposes

Classy cocktail dive Medicinal Purposes offers Moscow Mules and more in Galveston.

10/11/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt