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.