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.

Fast Grooves

Fat Tony's New Whataburger-Inspired 'Drive-Thru' Is Our Summer Jam

The rapper's new song is the love letter to Whataburger every Texan can get behind.

04/14/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Park Life

In Photos: Behind the Scenes at Evelyn's Park, Opening Soon

With its grand opening on Earth Day fast approaching, the new Bellaire green space is putting on its final touches.

04/14/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

At Pop Shop America, Crafting and Politics Make for a Potent Mix

Beyond the ubiquitous "pink pussy hats," craftivism is inspiring activists to get creative.

04/14/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Boom Goes the Coffee

Start Your Morning With a Boom at Boomtown Coffee

With its fifth anniversary, the café adds a sleek new coffee system.

04/12/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Head Scratchers

PaperCity: In Defense of White Chefs?

The magazine takes aim at the Houston episode of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, which featured cooks from across the globe.

04/11/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Unfriendly Skies

Twitter Drags United for Forcibly Dragging Passenger Off Plane

Video shows an older man bloodied and screaming as he's removed to make room for United crew on an overbooked flight.

04/10/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Two New(ish) Flights Debut at IAH Next Month

Visiting the Houston of Canada has never been easier.

04/07/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

5 Ways Costa Rica Makes for a Ridiculously Easy Vacation Destination

The so-called Switzerland of Central America is a Houstonian's dream.

04/05/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

A New Frontier Airlines Route Is One More Reason to Visit Cleveland

Yet another way to get to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame begins service on May 22.

04/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Road Trips

5 Reasons for History Buffs to Visit Fredericksburg

There's more to this Texas town than wine and weisswurst.

03/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

DIY

Where to Pick Your Own Fruit This Spring

These five farms offer fresh berries for the picking and much more.

03/24/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Where to Snap Your Bluebonnet Pics without Leaving Houston

You don't have to head to Brenham just to pose in a field of blue flowers.

03/24/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Editor's Picks

Slightly Less than One Dozen Egg Dishes to Try for Easter

Embrace the versatility of the egg with these diverse restaurants' hot takes.

03/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

How Much Will the Border Wall Actually Cost?

We break down Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall plan, in terms of both dollars and sense.

03/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Drawl

A Look Back to 180 Years Ago, When Houston Was the Capital of Texas

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

03/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

H-Town Diary

Waffles: The World's Worst Dog

She may be a nightmare, but she’s mine.

03/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The More the Merrier

10 Great Group Dining Spots for Getting the Gang Together

These local crowd-pleasers make dining en masse easy.

03/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Three Reasons to Roller Skate at Discovery Green This Month

The city's only outdoor roller rink runs through March 25.

03/16/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Festival Season

In Photos: Catching Up with the Houstonians Who Headed to SXSW

Now in its 30th year, Austin's annual interactive, film and music festival is a big draw for the Bayou City.

03/14/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Chisum Pierce

Coping Mechanism

In Photos: A Renovated Jamail Skatepark Reopens

The downtown park is once again ready to welcome skaters of all levels.

03/11/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt