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.

Destination Dining

Bacon Sandwiches and Chicken Livers at Gilhooley's

How to enjoy Gilhooley's when oyster season is over.

06/14/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hot Dogs

Fat and Happy

Happy Fatz is a hot-dog lovers' destination, with great desserts.

06/13/2013 By Robb Walsh

TREND WATCH

Summer Sizzle for Under $50

Beat the heat with a bit of color.

06/13/2013 By Elvia Francis

The Sweet Spot

Eating Tiny Sculptures

A 23-year-old Houston chocolatier creates chocolate pieces of art.

06/13/2013 By Ellen Goodacre

Air Travel

The Dreamliner Lives Up To Its Name

Houstonians rave over Boeing 787.

06/13/2013 By John Lomax

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 14–16

Where to go, who to see, and what to do.

06/12/2013 By Michael Hardy

Good for You Grub

Eat Your Vegetables at Giacomo's

Giacomo's Cibo e Vino offers pleasures beyond pasta.

06/12/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

H-Town How To

Scarve It Down

Wrap it, knot it, sling it, and rediscover your summer wardrobe.

06/11/2013 By Annabel Massey

Exotic Eats

Not Your Typical Tacos

Elk, buffalo, and other exotic meats make the tacos stand out at Sammy's Wild Game Grill.

06/11/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Foodways Texas and Texas A&M

Barbecue Summer Camp

A quick recap of the 3rd annual BBQ Summer Camp at the Texas A&M Meat Science Center.

06/11/2013 By Robb Walsh

Dining on a Diet

Seasons 52 Surprises

A chain restaurant that's both upscale and health-conscious wows with its wine and service.

06/10/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Breakfast Spots

The City's Best Bagels

The best bagels in town are at New York Bagels on Hillcroft.

06/07/2013 By Robb Walsh

Brunch Box

Turkish Brunch at Nazif's

A spread of food, Turkish tea, and live music: Nazif's is the place to be on Sundays.

06/07/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picks

Hot or Not

Some like it hot. Others, air-conditioned. Either way, we've got you covered with our summer activity recommendations.

06/06/2013 By Katherine Morris and Erika Vazquez

In-Town Travels

Westside's Marrakesh Mansion

Have A Dream Moroccan Staycation In This Rivercrest Home For A Cool $26K A Month

06/06/2013 By John Lomax

Slideshow

Go Nude

Add a nude backdrop to make the rest of your outfit pop.

06/06/2013 By Rachel Foster

Open Road

The Tacky Ten

The worst license plate designs in Texas.

06/06/2013 By John Lomax

Discount Dining

Get Perry's Famous Pork Chop for 79 Cents

Normally $35, Perry's pork chop will be offered for only 79 cents on Friday at lunch.

06/06/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 7–9

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

06/05/2013 By Michael Hardy

Mudbugs

Crawfish Gone Greek

Evan Turner serves up $30 all-you-can-eat Greek crawfish boil at Nosh Bistro.

06/05/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt