By Kathleen Calame
If you are looking for a great burger or delicious food in downtown Devine now open is BEEF SAY WHAAAT!!! They are located in the red restaurant building at 201 1/2 W. Hondo, Devine across from South Texas Trophies and have an extensive menu using fresh local vegetables. I had the pleasure of interviewing the owners and sampling some foods this week.
Owner Benjamin Salinas Jr. and his wife Vanessa own and operate the restaurant. He has 20 years of experience in the food business and got his start in Pearsall with a food truck, then a walk up style restaurant and now a sit down and dine in restaurant that also offers calling in to go orders.
This month’s lunch special from 11am to 2pm for September is the popular Classic Double Cheeseburger for only $6.99 which includes a side of your choice from fries, onion rings or tots and a drink.
In the afternoon from 2 to 6 pm they offer an after school and supper family special of 4 Hamburgers with a family side for only $27.99 which includes a choice of fries, onion rings or tots.
“We have a lot of people who drive right by here in the afternoons after school so we thought we would offer a family meal deal for those on the go or don’t want to heat up the kitchen,” said Salinas.
“We have people tell us all the time that ours is the best burger they have ever eaten. Which makes us happy. We only use 100% beef, no fillers. We do season them while they are cooking on the grill to give it that home cooked feel like mommas!”
“Since we are an open kitchen, and I am behind the grill I can adapt an item to particular diets or needs, so diabetics sure appreciate that or people who prefer keto style meals and such. I aim to please and can adapt or cook just about anything. I love special orders and filling their requests.”
“I hear country fried steak and gravy is a favorite of the locals. It is hand breaded and delicious, served with country style gravy and potatoes.”
I got to sample the country fried steak, it was so delicious and so tender you can cut it with a fork, no knife even needed. I also got to sample the loaded baked potato fries. They were so good too, loaded with cheese, bacon bits, and drizzled with ranch on top. A great combination the two made along with a nice glass of sweet tea!
They have an extensive menu with all sorts of specialty burgers from the classic to the popular avocado bacon cheeseburger to the Philly Cheese Steak on a bun to the unique Egg in a Hole Cheeseburger.
On the menu is also all sorts of grilled or fried chicken burgers, fajita burgers, tenders hand breaded and sandwiches.
For deserts they have funnel cakes, fried Oreos, and fried banana moon pie amongst all kinds of unique desserts on special days.
During football season they offer bone-in wings with hand crafted sauces, also a big hit with the locals.
Appetizers include fried pickles, bacon cheese fries, chili cheese fries, and baked potato fries.
Kids meals range from chicken tenders (hand-breaded), chicken bites, grilled cheese and of course hamburgers.
See their advertisement in this week’s Devine News for more details.
By Kathleen Calame