Oxheart, Underbelly Get Rave Reviews in the New York Times

Apr 11, 2013 By Layne Lynch

New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells (who recently captured lots of attention for his comical review of Guy Fieri’s Times Square eatery) featured Houston’s Underbelly and Oxheart in his dining column this week. Calling Houston “one of the country’s most exciting places to eat,” Wells praised Justin Yu’s…

Oxheart’s Justin Yu on Being a James Beard Semifinalist

Mar 18, 2013 By Layne Lynch

Oxheart, Justin Yu’s 31-seat Houston restaurant, has received an immense amount of praise since opening in March of last year. Bon Appétit, GQ, Texas Monthly, and numerous media outlets have dubbed the vegetable-centric restaurant one of the best in the nation. Naturally when the James Beard Foundation announced its semifinalists…

Feast announces shutter on Twitter, Houston diners shocked

Dec 5, 2012 By Layne Lynch

In case you haven’t heard, Feast, Houston’s first notable snout-to-tail restaurant,  announced it will close its doors for good in August 2013 after their five-year lease comes to an end. The shocking shutter announcement came via Twitter last week: “So the bad news is we’re closing in 9…