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Our Philosophy

Food doesn’t have to be expensive to be great, nor does it require a white tablecloth. We believe real food is king, so staying away from processed or lab-created ingredients is important to us at Fixture; if it couldn’t be made 150 years ago, we don’t want to use it. Just as important, we think an inviting, warm atmosphere, where friends can gather to socialize and couples can enjoy a date night, is key in our Near Southside location.

Fixture believes in supporting as many local and American-based businesses as possible, so we carry American boutique wines, local craft beer and American spirits. This helps infuse the local economy, promotes community and offers more in-depth knowledge on products.  We look forward to sharing our food and drink with you.  Cheers!

Ben Merritt - Chef

2019 Winner of Food Network’s Chopped

2017 winner fort worth magazine top chef master

2016 winner fort worth magazine top chef

Chef Ben Merritt is a rising star in the Fort Worth food scene. In addition to the accolades above, he has also received awards for Best New Restaurant, Best Brunch, Best Appetizers and Best Gluten Free Dishes, just to name a few. Fixture serves up New American cuisine and craft cocktails in a funky, exposed brick venue on the city’s Near Southside. 

Ben opened his second concept, Ben’s Triple B: Biscuits, Burgers & Brews, in March 2019. Located near the Texas Wesleyan University campus, he serves up biscuit sandwiches, old-fashioned burgers on Kolache buns, salads, sides and desserts, with a full bar and spacious patio.

Ben developed his passion for food and cooking by traveling the world during his time in the U.S. Navy. He has dedicated over 10 years of his life to the restaurant industry, and is an American Culinary Federation Certified Culinarian. During his career, Chef Ben has had the privilege to work and train alongside several of America’s prestigious chefs, including Chef Stephan Pyles.

The Fort Worth community is very important to Ben. He works closely with Near Southside, Inc., supporting various local community events. He’s also actively involved with TCU and the Fairmount Community Library. 

Inspired by the art and science of cooking, Chef Ben creates New American food with an eclectic twist, and is creating an atmosphere of real community that draws diners taste his amazing food.