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Ben's Whole Hog BBQ -- closed???

Denton Jun 15, 2005 12:56 PM

Does anyone know anything about this? The phone # I've got has been disconnected, and 411 didn't turn up another. I was looking forward to heading out there for the pork shoulder.

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    Triumphdr Aug 6, 2011 03:44 PM

    It's true that Ben's closed a while back. Since then, others have tried to make their place there with no luck. However, there IS good news. Ben's is coming back. Catch that?
    Ben's Whole Hog IS coming back. I go by it twice a day, to and from work, and there is a sign out front proclaiming the new opening, but they won't say when. :-(
    I look forward to the reopening and anticipate the great taste once again dancing on my tongue. As soon as I get more info on this I'll share it.

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    1. re: Triumphdr
      MarietteB Aug 6, 2011 04:41 PM

      Wow - thanks for the update and keep us posted!

      1. re: MarietteB
        jcsbass Sep 21, 2011 08:09 AM

        BEN'S IS BACK! It's now called Absolute BBQ, but Ben is behind the counter. They will be opening officially on September 30, 2011.


        1. re: jcsbass
          MarietteB Sep 21, 2011 08:59 AM

          AWESOME - thanks for letting us know!!!

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      Ross Jun 20, 2005 03:01 PM

      Ben's really died several years ago when Ben quit the business and sold the store. We went twice under the new ownership and it was bad both times.

      If you want good BBQ now you have to go to Woodbridge and eat at Dixie Bones.

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