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.

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

Get Out

Jamail Skatepark Is Finally Reopening

Just in time for Spring Break, the city's signature skatepark will see its bowls full once again.

03/10/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

Texans Are Heading to Havana for Spring Break, According to Kayak

Plus: You'll never guess who's coming to Corpus Christi.

03/08/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Go Texan

In Photos: The Trail Riders Arrive in Houston After 13 Long Journeys

Rodeo season officially arrived, too, as more than 3,000 riders along with their horses and wagons made their way into the city today.

03/03/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Michael Paulsen

Get Out

Texas State Parks Get Even More Accessible with a New App

Find a swimming hole near you, book your campsites online and always travel with a trail map in your pocket with the recently released TPWD app.

03/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Go Texan

Get Ready for Rodeo with Our Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peek

What does it take to get NRG Park rodeo-ready? A lot more than you think.

03/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt Photography by Michael Paulsen

Get Out

A Revitalized GreenStreet Offers Weekly Incentives to Visit

Weekly bootcamps, animal adoption events and free flicks on the lawn are just a few of GreenStreet's newest amenities.

03/01/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Park Life

A Big, Beautiful, Totally Redesigned Levy Park Is Now Open

A new playground and performance pavilion join the dog park and community gardens that have made Levy Park a neighborhood favorite.

02/23/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

It's Not Too Late to Register for the Buffalo Bayou Regatta

The largest canoe race in Texas takes over Buffalo Bayou on March 11.

02/22/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

History

Remembering the Night Dan Rather 'Sassed' President Richard Nixon

Jones Hall witnessed one of the great press vs. president sparring matches in 1974.

02/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

News

Updated: At Texas Monthly, a New Editor and a New Direction

"Texans don’t care about politics," says TM's new editor-in-chief. What do they care about? "Lifestyle."

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Drawl

On Houston's Freeways, Chaos Reigns

Remember when I-45 was shut down because of a marriage proposal? That's par for the course around here.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Higher Learning

This Non-Traditional Graduate Program at Rice University Appeals to Students of Life

An emphasis on critical thinking and the power of dialog sets the Glasscock School apart.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Crawfish Guide

The 5 Best Local Beers for Your Next Crawfish Boil

These Houston-brewed session beers will help cool the burn.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Crawfish Guide

How Do You Know When You're Getting a Good Crawfish Deal?

And how does anyone keep up with all the different deals around town?

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Crawfish Guide

Looking for Ways to Jazz Up Your Next Backyard Crawfish Boil?

We have five fun suggestions on how to build a better boil.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Crawfish Guide

Our 5 Favorite Crawfish Dishes Around Town

All the crawfish tails you can eat, minus the pesky peeling.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Crawfish Guide

Wait, When Is Crawfish Season Again?

Thanks to crawfish farming, you can get fresh bugs from January to August.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

News

The Houston Zoo Is the Second Most-Visited Zoo in the Nation, All Thanks to You

Just 15 years ago, the Zoo was chronically underfunded — but that was before a public-private partnership changed everything.

02/20/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt