Salaryman Permanently Closes as Chef Justin Holt Fights Leukemia

Salaryman Permanently Closes as Chef Justin Holt Fights Leukemia

Chef Justin Holt (fourth from left) and his staff at Salaryman, in Dallas, in October 2019.On November 16, well-known Dallas chef Justin Holt revealed that he has acute lymphoblastic leukemia—a cancer of the blood and bone marrow—and has been hospitalized for more than a month. Because of the illness, Holt has had to permanently close Salaryman, his highly regarded ramen and yakitori shop—the only place in the city where the noodles were made by hand. After opening in the Bishop Arts District in September 2019, the 27-seat Salaryman quickly garnered attention. It was nominated by the James Beard Foundation for a Best New Restaurant award and also made this magazine’s list of the state’s ten best new restaurants for 2020. But Holt was known on the dining scene long before that. He was sous chef at beloved Italian restaurant Lucia for six years;…View Original Post

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