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Justin Yu’s Oxheart Will Open For LÜNCH

Three Houston industry vets are taking over

Oxheart Restaurant Houston
Oxheart is about to undergo some big (temporary) changes.

On most days, you’ll find the doors at Oxheart locked up tight if you stroll by before the dinner hours. This summer, though, Chef Justin Yu’s award-winning restaurant will play host to an entirely new concept.

CultureMap Houston reports that three Houston restaurant industry vets will take over Oxheart to open LÜNCH, a pop-up concept that will bring a variety of, well, lunch options to Oxheart. The restaurant will also get a mini-makeover courtesy of ginsdesigngroup, who will make the space more suitable for lunch service.

The pop-up is a project of recently-crowned Master Sommelier David Keck, former Common Bond pastry chef Jillian Bartoleme, and former Oxheart chef Peter Jahnke. According to Jahnke, the menu will focus on "lighter, more acidic, vegetable-oriented dishes designed to suit summer's elevated temperatures."

Those options will be presented in a variety of ways, from grab-and-go sandwiches to a sit-down "business lunch." If you don’t have the cash to dine at Oxheart, LÜNCH presents an opportunity for broke foodies. According to Keck, no prices have yet been determined, but diners can expect for them to be "reasonable," with the option to go "a little bigger" if you’ve got cash to blow.

LÜNCH will take over Oxheart July 29-August 7. At present, reservations will not be accepted.

Three culinary talents take over Oxheart for a ten-day run of limited edition lunch menus [CultureMap Houston]

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