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Chef Justin Yu to Close Oxheart Restaurant

Houston chef Justin Yu was back in the news in recent days. The 2016 James Beard “Best Chef Southwest” Award winner announced he’s closing his restaurant Oxheart in March 2017, with plans to open a new restaurant a couple months later. Craig Cohen spoke with Yu back in May, shortly after he won the James […]

Chef Justin Yu - Oxheart - James Beard Award - Photo: Michael HagertyHouston chef Justin Yu was back in the news in recent days. The 2016 James Beard "Best Chef Southwest" Award winner announced he's closing his restaurant Oxheart in March 2017, with plans to open a new restaurant a couple months later.

Craig Cohen spoke with Yu back in May, shortly after he won the James Beard award, which is generally considered the culinary equivalent of the Oscars.

(Above: Chef Justin Yu. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

MORE: Justin Yu Is Third Houstonian to Take James Beard Best Chef Southwest Award (Houston Matters, May 12, 2016)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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