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.

Editor's Picks

Veterans Memorial Drive: Houston's Unheralded Food Crawl Destination

Already worked your way down Bellaire Boulevard and Westheimer? This third expanse of asphalt spanning both sides of the Beltway is the new hot dining spot.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt

Politics

Rep. Al Green Officially Calls on Congress to Impeach President Trump

The Houston politician is the first member of Congress to formally request that Paul Ryan initiate impeachment proceedings.

05/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Road Hazards

The Worldwide Ride of Silence Takes to Houston's Streets

The annual group bike ride seeks to raise awareness for cycling deaths at home and across the nation.

05/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Sports

Hot Shots: Scenes from the 2017 JJ Watt Charity Classic

Can the Houston Texans play softball? They can for a good cause—and when Arnold Schwarzenegger is watching.

05/15/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Marco Torres

Handcrafted

Over 1,500 Bowls Are Being Turned Out to Benefit the Houston Food Bank

The 13th annual Empty Bowls luncheon raises funds and awareness to fight hunger in Houston.

05/12/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Perfect Pairing

Tacos + Beer = This Saturday's Best Brunch Deal

Fusion Taco pairs up with Saint Arnold for pre-Mother's Day feasting.

05/11/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

Get Out

Explore the Edible Side of the Houston Arboretum This Month

If you've never picked blackberries or foraged for mushrooms, we've got a bushel of delicious reasons to visit the nature sanctuary.

05/10/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Friendly Skies

Ellington Field Celebrates a Century of Flight This Weekend

Houston's first commercial spaceport boasts 100 years of aviation history.

05/08/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Spring Creek Needs Your Trailbuilding Help This Summer

Everything is bigger in Texas—including its trails and greenways.

05/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

International Flight of the Week: Athens

This round-trip deal will get you to Greece for under $700.

04/28/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Island Life

Warm Weather-Loving Penguins Are Headed to Moody Gardens

A renovated Aquarium Pyramid is unveiling a new Humboldt penguin exhibit this summer.

04/28/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Warm Impermanence

Your Guide to April's Restaurant Closings, Changes & Rumors

You might be surprised by some of these comings and goings.

04/28/2017 By Jakeisha Wilmore

Get Out

Paddle On: Here's Where to Kayak and Canoe in Houston

From Clear Lake to Lake Conroe—and even downtown Houston itself—our city has no shortage of paddle-worthy waterways.

04/26/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

New Attitude

Kuma Burgers Is Now burger-chan

Legal threats lead to a name change for the beloved burger stand.

04/20/2017 By Alice Levitt

Whiskey Wisdom

Reserve 101 Offers a Chivas Education

Taste four of the higher-end selections from the label for just $20.

04/19/2017 By Nath Pizzolatto

Bars

Our 10 Top Tipples in Uptown

For all those times you need a drink after a day at the Galleria.

04/18/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

In Pasadena, a Strawberry Shortcake the Size of a House Is Sliced Up Once Again

The strawberry capital of the South continues to live up to its name during the annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hill Country Guide

Take the Plunge in Wimberley

Welcome to Wimberley, where the water's fine — and so is everything else.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hill Country Guide

Wait, What's Officially the Hill Country?

It's time for a little geography and geology lesson.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Bayougraphy

Meet the Airbnb Host Bringing the World to the Third Ward

Ed Pettitt didn’t even set foot in Houston until 2011—but when he did, a spark ignited.

04/17/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt