Burger and beer-focused restaurant Divine Bovine is now officially open at 1021 N. Wilmot Rd.
The 2,000-square-foot restaurant features an open kitchen and a 300-square-foot patio.
"The counter is set where you can see your food prepared," said Benjamin Rine, owner of Divine Bovine. "You know you're getting a fresh ingredient."
The star of Divine Bovine's menu is the burger, comprised of a proprietary blend of chuck, brisket, and short rib.
"Chuck is the perfect burger," Rine said. "Brisket adds a deep beef flavor and a nice texture. Short rib is fat and rich meat. You end with a beefy, juicy, meaty burger."
Additionally, customers can order veggie burgers, buttermilk fried chicken breast (spicy upon request), or braised pork belly. Arizona bison patties are available for an additional $5.
Buns are custom-made by local bakery La Baguette Parisienne.
"It's a mixture of brioche and a Hawaiian sweet roll," Rine said. "Light and fluffy; it's a delectable bun."
Customers order burgers on their choice of a buttered brioche bun or honey wheat bun, with triple fried fries ($2 extra), mac and cheese ($2 extra), or garden greens.
Rine is also particularly proud of the fries he has developed; the Kennebec potatoes are triple-fried in peanut oil. Potato chips are double-fried. A dedicated fryer is used to keep the potatoes vegan.
Another focal point of the business is beer. Draft beers aren't available; instead, diners can order buckets with bottles of beer. The more beer you order in each bucket, the less each bottle will cost. For example, two beers are $7, while five beers are $15.
Operating hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Divine Bovine is located at 1021 N. Wilmot Rd. Keep up with Divine Bovine on Facebook. For more information, visit divinebovineburgers.com.
Jackie Tran is a Tucson-based food writer, photographer, culinary educator, and owner-chef of the food truck Tran's Fats. Although he is best known locally for his work for Tucson Foodie, his work has also appeared in publications such as Bon...