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He cashed in his 401K and paid cash & rolled out Benjies Munch

SAN ANTONIO — For 30-40 years, corporate American food service paid the bills. It was not a miserable place. Ben De Los Santos took his wife to see ‘Chef’.benjies munch

The 2014 film shows how a chef’s passion for creative cooking reignites after he quits his job at an upscale restaurant. A chef purchases a food truck. Dream comes true. You can roll credits.

De Los Santos was fed by his wife.

He said, “You should do what he did with that movie Chef and open your own food truck.”

He cashed in his 401K and paid cash.

Then he rolled out Benjie’s Munch.

He said, “I’ve always wanted something I could call mine and do something different.”

He chose to make scratch comfort food, which they call World food craft. De Los Santos would put a new spin on comfort food from around the world.

Two and a half years ago, the 57-year old paid cash for Benjie’s Munch at 1218 W Bitters Rd. His brick and mortar featured his childhood nickname, Benjie, and munch for food.

In fact, De Los Santos would give a new twist to comfort food from all over the globe. Benjie’s munch was purchased by the 57-year-old two and a quarter years ago at 1218 W Bitters Rd. The brick and mortar he used to call himself Benjie was named after his childhood nickname.

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 He also munched for food . In fact, De Los Santos calls his customers ‘Munchers.’ De Los Santos stated that he tries to get people to try new things every day. Enchiladas aren’t just enchiladas. You can stack them. The most loved is the crispy Brussels Ceaser Salad. It also includes Brussel sprout leaves,benjies munch

Romaine lettuce and candied pecans. Some menu items weren’t a hit, he admitted. He insists that standards have been set to ensure that every meal is memorable. He stated, “If someone is going to make something, it better be great.”Neighborhood Eats received a sample of the Benjie’s Munch menu. De Los Santos began with flash-fried crispy Brussels Sprouts. There is no core, just handpicked leaves in smoked sal. Delicious!

Next is the cheesey hamburger. The Angus chuck is doubled and flipped two times. It is The cheese was then topped with cheddar, jack cheese, and served on a bun. He also added bacon. This is a winner! 

De Los Santos also served his award-winning barbacoa cheese sandwich. Barbacoa is a delicious dish with a mole flavor..

 They come with the ‘Sammies’, which are grilled cheeses, onions and cilantro. Fantastic! The potato chips are sweet potato and russet potatoes. These chips are delicious as a snack, or with ranch dressing dip. The!Que Rico! The!Que Rico! You can also add bacon.

 Also delicious is the large Keto Quesadilla No tortilla. No tortilla. The shell is made of brittle and melted cheese, and filled with blackened chicken, tomatoes, jalapenos, and other ingredients. Avocados and sour-cream. The taste testing concluded with Banana Nut Bread French Toasted: Banana Nut Bread, Buttermilk Syrup, Sauteed Bananas and French Toast batter.Ben De Los Santos, the real chew, is very particular about food. benjies munch

This pays off for Benjies Munch ‘Munchers. 

It’s affordable. The menu does not cost more than $13. The menu is World food craft, but not so much that it’s unrelative. On Thursday and Friday nights, dinner is served at the restaurant. The restaurant is open for breakfast Saturday and Sunday. They challenge our comfort food with creativity.

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