The Krazee Chef is taking a hiatus to attend to some home repairs.

The four-month-old restaurant that specializes in American cuisine with a Southwest twist will close Friday so that owner Daniel Ortiz can make some much-needed plumbing repairs and fix an old grease trap.

Ortiz opened his restaurant at 1012 E. Sixth St. in early January, serving up burgers, wings and Mexican fare.

He initially planned to be closed just a month, but Ortiz said he might not reopen until the University of Arizona begins fall classes in August.

“I’m not sure if it would be wise to open in the summer when all the students are gone,” Ortiz said.

See more restaurant news in Thursday's Caliente.