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Near Southside Chef Wins “Chopped”

Jul 15, 2019

Congratulations to Chef Ben Merritt, who won first place on Food Network’s “Chopped” this summer!

On “Chopped,” four chefs compete in a fast-paced challenge to incorporate unusual ingredients in dishes prepared for a panel of judges. Ben’s episode was themed “Culinary Fireworks” and incorporated red, white, and blue foods.

Ben’s Near Southside restaurant Fixture is a popular dining option in the neighborhood, which has become most well-known for its chicken and waffles dish - two boneless thighs with a rosemary-scented waffle and chipotle maple syrup.

Now open across from Texas Wesleyan, Ben’s second restaurant, Ben’s Triple B, serves up biscuit sandwiches, burgers, and beer.