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Katharine Shilcutt

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Houston, Here Are 7 Seafood Sandwiches to Help You Survive Lent

    One Friday down, seven more to go. This past week, the 40 days of Lent began. For many, it's a time of prayer, atonement, and -- most importantly for the purposes of this article -- meat-free Fridays. This can be quite difficult, especially in a city where fantastic burgers, juicy fried chicken, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 73, Chili Cheese Mac from Jus' Mac

    This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Handicapping Houston Restaurant Weeks 2013: Your Guide to the Best Meals and Deals

    With so many restaurants participating in the month-long Houston Restaurant Weeks this year (more than 150 so far), it can be difficult to choose which ones to tackle. And since you want to make reservations at nearly all of the participating HRW spots, you'll want to start planning now. That's why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Top 5 Goat Dishes To Try in Houston

    Many, many years ago, when I was an adventurous young thang, I worked one summer in Rajgarh, a small town in the Indian Himalayas. I spent a lot of time helping a social services organization conduct field research in woman's health practices. I also ate a lot of goat. In the absence of beef, pork, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in Downtown Houston

    New restaurants and bars are opening in downtown Houston faster than we can keep up, thanks to a renaissance around the Market Square Park area that's bringing new life to downtown's north side. But that's not the only part of downtown that's blossoming -- nor are those new restaurants the only game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Pop-Ups Are Back: Will They Continue to Predict Houston's Culinary Future?

    Restaurants such as The Pass & Provisions, Oxheart and Goro & Gun are already so firmly affixed in Houston's culinary firmament that it's sometimes difficult to believe the restaurants which are bringing so much attention to our city's food scene have only been open for a year -- or less, in the cas ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 7, 2013

    Sitting Pretty

    Houston's 10 Best Patios

  • Dining

    February 21, 2013

    Dinner and a Show

    Houston's 10 best restaurants for pre-theater dining.

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    5 Places to Get Your Chili Fix in Houston (While It's Chilly)

    Most of the time, I'm the type of person who thinks that -- like barbecue -- chili is best made and enjoyed at home. It's simple stuff that dates back nearly 500 years to the first chili recipe, when Bernal Diaz del Castillo, one of Hernan Cortez's captains, described the Cholulan Indian stew in 151 ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 15, 2012

    Philly Poutine

    A first look at the new Pappa Geno's in Bellaire.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Houston's Top 10 All-Day Breakfasts

    Houstonians love a few things above all others: burgers, Tex-Mex barbecue, pizza, crawfish and breakfast. These are the foods that get us crazy passionate, the meals that fuel endless debates here in the city where residents eat for sport. We even have breakfast sub-categories that we love to jaw ab ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 18, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 10 sushi restaurants.

  • Dining

    October 4, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012

    No. 1, Korean Braised Goat and Dumplings at Underbelly.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Pizza

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2012 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Earlier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    First Look at Lucille's

    Chef Chris Williams may come from Southern food royalty -- his great-grandmother was Lucille Bishop Smith, a culinary pioneer who owned U.S. Smith's Famous BBQ in Fort Worth and helped establish one of the first college-level commercial foods departments in the nation at Prairie View A&M University ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 30, 2012

    The Best Beer Labels

    The most iconic and creative on Texas shelves.

  • Dining

    August 23, 2012

    Drawn by Drunken Seven-Year-Olds

    The five ugliest beer labels in Texas.

  • Dining

    August 16, 2012

    More Than Just Nolan Ryan

    5 food-related reasons to drive to Alvin.

  • Dining

    July 26, 2012

    Bring 'Em Back

    The 5 fast-food sides we miss most.

  • Dining

    June 28, 2012

    Dining on the Rails

    A guide to light rail lunching in Houston.

  • Dining

    June 7, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's Top 10 Patios

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Home Foods Racks Up 20 Violations in One Visit

    I had to do a little detective work this week to get background info on one of the worst health code violators I've ever seen. And by detective work, I mean walking over to Katharine Shilcutt's desk and tapping her on the shoulder until she took her headphones off, rolled her eyes and asked What is ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 31, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Happy Hour Menus

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. I look f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Odd Pair: Extreme House-Cured Charcuterie

    Ever since the late 1990s and the advent of Molto Mario and his in-house salumeria at Babbo in Manhattan, extreme house-cured charcuterie has been embraced by chefs across the nation with seemingly unrivaled zeal. (Ever wonder why so many of them make "duck prosciutto"? It's because hanging ducks ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    First Look at Liberty Kitchen

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Not a shrimp po-boy at the new Liberty Kitchen.​"Chef Lance is back," read the marquee outside Liberty Kitchen last Saturday afternoon, a gloomy day that was brightened only by the prospect of trying the brand-new oyster bar. We weren't the only ones to whom the id ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Tunnel Explorer: Flavors

    I burned the roof of my mouth on this. Can irony be retroactive?​Have you ever burned the roof of your mouth, then spent the next week poking at that spot with your tongue, worrying it over and over despite the pain caused by touching the wound? I'm the type of person who does that. It's a mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt reported on the problems at this weekend's Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival, and the commenters chimed in. Said Eric Wilson: I was surprised that the $15 entry fee was mainly for drinks, not food. I thought there would be one line or a separate are for samples, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt wrote about all the items she picked up recently at Revival Market when she ran in for some chicken feet. Clearly, she's not the only fan of this place. Said commenter Jim Ayres: I've started going to Revival Market weekly for local milk and eggs, as well as their ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt reported that Trader Joes is coming to Houston. Some commenters were "meh," but others were excited, like Et: Mark my words - Trader Joes will eventually dominate shopping scene. Pound for pound, there is no better store. High quality, unique items and EXTREMELY reas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Comments of the Day

    ​This weekend, Katharine Shilcutt judged the Best Tasting Lemonade Competition at the Children's Museum of Houston, in preparation for Lemonade Day. Which got some of our readers thinking: Wrote csoakley: I think I must have chugged down about a gallon of lemonade last year driving around t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Katharine Shilcutt discovered an excellent Italian restaurant in Spring called Capri. While dining there, what did she have to drink with her tagliatelle al salmone? Boone's Farm. Commenter Eric Hanao wrote in with some words of support: So. Freaking. Awesome. A true foodie will eat and dri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt confirmed that the Health Dept. outlawed customers bringing dogs to Moon Tower Inn, much to our collective chagrin. One commenter, Zippy, made some good points: I get not bringing dogs INTO restaurants, but the rule against having dogs on patios is ridiculous. And i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt reported that it may be the end of the line for the Tavern on Gray. And you guys began to wail, rip out your hair and beat your breasts. Just kidding. Said Kyle: Don't really want another apartment complex in the area, but I do fantasize about TOG being torn down. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Katharine Shilcutt sampled this year's calorie-packed rodeo offerings, so you don't have to, at the Gold Buckle Foodie Awards. One of her fellow judges called the chicken-fried bacon "stupid," but commenter Ed T. disagreed: I happen to be a fan of CFB. Done well, it is worthy of being the L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Katharine Shilcutt brought news that food from Feast is now available at Grand Prize, wondering if the Feast faithful would be comfortable in "what can be perceived as a cliquey, tightly-knit bar of regulars." Commenter Kyle weighed in: I've been really excited about this. It's hard to imag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today Katharine Shilcutt reported on a terrible latte from Black Hole Café, and judging from the reader comments, she isn't the only one who's found the coffee drinks lacking at the new Montrose hangout. For one, commenter Roxanne Werner didn't have a great experience: I had a Chai Latte t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Comments of the Day

    ​Katharine Shilcutt had a meal at the "absurd" Jimmy Changa's, and readers weighed in with their own, diverse opinions. Said John Davis: I don't think the Gringos people have had an original thought in their lives. Their restaurants are knock-offs of other successful places with lousy food. ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2011

    A Rosary and a Laptop

    Readers praise Prized Possessions.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Five Ways To Spot a Foodie

    Courtesy of Toothpaste For Dinner​Yesterday, our own Katharine Shilcutt wrote an incisive, observant and nuanced article regarding the backlash against the "foodie" culture. Naturally, the discussion in the comments section, on Twitter, and elsewhere on the internet has primarily revolved arou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Top 5 BYOB Places In Houston

    Photo by toastforbrekkie​For me, BYOB means one thing and one thing only: Bring Your Own Beer. It has become a raging obsession of mine lately, to find the best places to get a top-flight meal where I can bring in my own American brewed, world-class brew and create my own pairings. Of course, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Houston Press Is Looking For A New Web Editor

    ​With Houston Press web editor Katharine Shilcutt on her way to becoming our new food critic, we're looking for someone to take over her duties as web editor.The web editor creates, manages and promotes our content to grow community and readers. There is also a lot of work with photographers f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Kitchen Items We Could Live Without But Wouldn't Want To

    ​We've heard from both Katharine Shilcutt and Becky Means about their kitchen must-haves. But for us, it's more about what we wouldn't want to live without in our kitchens. We would definitely be fine without these kitchen essentials, but they sure make our lives easier. 1. Hamilton Beach Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Going Overboard at Truluck's

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttFresh crab claws and oysters: a triumphant start to any meal.​The last time I ate at Truluck's (5350 Westheimer), the restaurant was still located in the charming silver diner car -- still abandoned, by the way -- up the road from its current location on Westheimer. ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Broadcast News -- Press Members Attempt To Rock

    You probably thought you were watching a Josie & the Pussycats remake last night on 39 News. Instead, it was the Houston Press Rocks Off Lego Rock Band party, with our Katharine Shilcutt, Craig Hlavaty and John Gray -- along with a random audience member -- attempting musical greatness.

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    October 27, 2009

    A Vegan Dinner at a Meatatarium

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttAppetizers: sweet potato chips and truffled carrots, radishes and turnips​Vegans may take our cheese (and milk and meat and butter and even honey), but they may never take...our truffles. This seemed to be the rallying cry on Monday night at Beaver's Ice House as seven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    The Newest Giraffe: As Cute As He Thinks He Is?

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​There's a new giraffe in town. Supposedly there's nothing cuter than a baby giraffe, but -- and we admit we might be in the minority, even just in the office here -- we're not feeling it. What, just because they have big eyelashes we're supposed to go gaga? Sorry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Mom's Christmas Fudge

    My mother is known for many things, but chief among them is her famous Christmas fudge.  Each year, lucky friends and family make out with a tin or two.  And until my grandfather passed away last year, she would always make an enormous gift basket for him each year at Christmas, filled wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Update: Snot What You Thought

    After highlighting a local man's discovery of what appeared to be a giant loogie in his can of green tea, the tea company has responded with an apology and an explanation. According to Steaz co-founder Eric Schnell, who personally responded to the complaint, the gruesome sub ... More >>

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