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About Justin

We cook, and bake at Oxheart Restaurant in Houston, TX.

A wine dinner featuring Azienda Agricola Frank Cornelissen

    On Monday, November 18th, Oxheart welcomes Frank Cornelissen from Mt. Etna, Sicily for a dinner featuring his wines from Azienda Agricola Frank Cornelissen. Mr. Cornelissen represents one of the most progressive figureheads of natural, bio-dynamic winemaking in the … Continue reading

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A collaborative dinner with Chef Justin Cogley of Aubergine – Carmel, CA

The team at Oxheart Restaurant is pleased to welcome Chef Justin Cogley from Aubergine at L’Auberge Carmel for a dinner on Monday, June 24th. Chef Cogley was recently named by Food and Wine as a Best New Chef at Aubergine … Continue reading

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A collaborative dinner with Chef Viet Pham of Forage – Salt Lake City, UT

Oxheart Restaurant is excited to announce that on Monday, November 26th, our team will be hosting a collaborative dinner with Chef Viet Pham of Forage Restaurant in Salt Lake City, UT. At Forage Restaurant, Chef Pham was named one of … Continue reading

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Oxheart Restaurant updates: The Push and The Pull

I’ve been looking to do a restaurant for as long as I can remember. For nearly the last year of my life, I eschewed the comforts of a regularly paying job just to concentrate on finding a place to call … Continue reading

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On Vegetables. And dinner details.

I get it. Cooking vegetables is a huge “food trend” these days. But that’s not going to stop me from cooking them. In fact, I think it’s a great thing– a task that I hope more chefs take to with … Continue reading

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My TEDx Houston Experience: The Importance of Balance

It must have been some sort of mix-up Or, it was by just some sort of stroke of sheer dumb luck, but last month I had the chance to speak at TEDx Houston. TEDx, as some of you may know, … Continue reading

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Relæ: the bullshit free zone.

(To note, Karen staged at Relæ, so take whatever we have to say with a grain of salt) Relæ is everything I want in a restaurant. It walks the line between indie rock and too cool; it’s a space where … Continue reading

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USPS, the worst customer service in the… world?

So our time abroad was not all filled with jumping bunnies and pretty, pretty pansies. There were a few downers, but may be the biggest one came directly from back home. It was known as the United States Postal Service. … Continue reading

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Snapshots of Geranium

So maybe it was better that I didn’t take pictures at Geranium, they would have paled in comparison to these that Trine over at You can read her account of Geranium here. Great insight, just from the photos. (I … Continue reading

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Two posts in one: what I’ve learned, and my soapbox.

Whenever I chat with others back at home on my off-days, the most often-ringing question I’ve been asked is: Well, what have you learned there? Well. I’ve learned the virtues of cleaning kilos upon kilos of whelks. I’ve learned that … Continue reading

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