18 September, 2019, 21:19

Burger & Beer-Focused “Divine Bovine” at Speedway & Wilmot Now Open

"My goal in this place is to keep it simple and as high quality as possible," said Benjamin Rine, owner of Divine Bovine.

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.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich at Divine Bovine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich at Divine Bovine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

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.

Divine Bovine Burger Highlights

  • The Divine Bovine ($10.50) – pickles, tomato jam, sherry buttered onions, cheddar, bacon, Divine Sauce
  • The Farmers Burger ($12) – pickles, potato chips, cheddar, pork belly, bacon, egg, Divine Sauce
  • 5B ($11) – lettuce, tomato, onion, balsamic onions, bacon, blue cheese, balsamic honey mayo
  • Funny Farm Hand ($11) – creamy peanut butter, jalapeño raspberry jam, candied bacon, sweet hot pickles, white cheddar
  • Good Night Kiss ($10.50) – lettuce, tomato, onion, roasted garlic, sherry buttered onions, traditional bacon, Gorgonzola, reduced balsamic, house potato chips
  • Mac and What? ($12) – tomato jam, candied bacon, cheddar, cheese sauce, generous scoop of mac and cheese
  • Dry Heat ($10.50) – lettuce, tomato, onion, roasted chili mayo, hot pickles, Lil Bastard chilis, hot peppers, Sriracha, green chili cheese sauce
Funny Farm Hand Burger at Divine Bovine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Funny Farm Hand Burger at Divine Bovine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

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.

Gravies and Sauces

  • Cheddar Cheese Sauce
  • Green Chili Cheese Sauce
  • Divine Cream Sauce
  • Roasted Beef Gravy
  • Ground Beef Chili

Other Sides

  • Mac and Cheese ($4) – cheddar sauce
  • Hush Puppies ($4) – traditional
  • Bowl of Pickles ($3) – Sweet, Sweet-n-Hot, Garlic Dill, Hot Garlic Dill
  • Garden Salad ($4) – salad lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion
  • Fried Cheese with Tomato Jam ($4) – block of fried Swiss cheese, tomato jam, reduced balsamic
  • Slab of Pork Belly ($3) – traditional or candied
  • Sides of Bacon ($2) – two strips traditional or candied
  • Single Burger Patty ($5) – served with Honey Balsamic Mayo

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 is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.

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