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Divine 2 8748 W. Washington Street

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This is a BBQ joint;no more no less. It occupies one half of a building in a predominately industrial area.

When you drive up you can see a smoker out back and a big catering truck on the side. It is built for cue,not for style.

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The sign out front says it all. Chicken,ribs and pulled pork. Of course,as their menu board suggests they also have some more non typical fare,like BBQ nachos and a BBQ Manhattan; which is bread topped with mashed potatoes, pulled pork and BBQ sauce. I’ve never heard of that before but pig and taters does sound interesting. Pat ordered his usual pulled pork sandwich with a mild sauce. They dry rub their pig so the sauce is served on the side.

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The portion they offer is easily a half pound,that is why it is served in a basket with the bun on the side.  With the amount of meat you get you could have made two sandwiches.

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Pat’s sandwich was $5.25 and the porkburger was $3.25. I neglected to take a shot of the burger,but I did get a bite. It was really good. Nice and moist with a decent hint of smoke. I would recommend it as an alternative to the common pulled pork sandwich.

I had the rib dinner for $12. It came with 2 sides and bread,plus sauce. I too got the mild and it had a slight taste of cumin,which I thought was interesting. For my sides I ordered mac and cheese.

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It was creamy and cheesy just not smack in the mouth out of this world. I guess folks don’t finish mac and cheese off in the oven any more,with buttered bread crumbs. For my second side I picked baked beans.

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These were some of the best I have had in town,if not the best. Brown sugar sweet and seasoned with bacon. They would be a wonderful foil to some peppery coleslaw. This brings us to the center of the plate. The ribs. I got 6 nice size bones. The amount was such that I would consider it a half slab;or close to it. The meat was super tender and the smoke waited for just a bit before it hit your taste buds. A bite off the bone,dip in the sauce,repeat. Not only were they delicious they were fun to eat. Definitely worth the trip.

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The place is called Divine 2 but I never got around to ask where or what Divine 1 was. The catering truck? No matter this humble little joint does sell some great BBQ. I think it is more than worth the trip.

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10 responses

  1. Styrofoam plates–I always wonder how much that saves them in the long run, not using water or breaking dishes or paying busboys. But it sure does add a lot of trash to our mounting piles. Those ribs do look good, and it’s important to have fun while you’re eating. That’s a good point. What I don’t get is why adding soda to a combo meal costs less than tea. Tea costs a few cents to brew. Soda requires maintenance of CO2 and syrup, the Coke truck to come by weekly, etc. If anything, soda should cost more. Here, all tea and soda are the same price, between $2.25 and $2.99. Riddle me that.

    September 10, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    • I don’t think they brew there own tea,I saw a bunch of Peak Tea in the store room ,adjacent to the restroom. That may explain it, To be honest I never noticed that. I drink water with my lunch;unless it’s beer. Their coke is canned so no CO2 etc.That’s a good question about the go containers. I would guess over half of their business is carry out so they need them anyway. Not sure how Styrofoam breaks down so that would be something I must research. You know,in case I decide to get back in business.

      September 10, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      • Oh, schmancy tea then. That makes more sense. I can’t have just one can of Coke; I’d have to keep ponying up for more. Or one glass of tea. Or one beer. I guess I drink too much! I am the queen of getting to-go containers, so I have to bear my part. I don’t ever like to waste a bite of anything. Now, write up your business plan…

        September 10, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      • I don’t know anything about Peak Tea. When I was in business I brewed the tea. In that part of the country if you didn’t offer sweet tea and Dr. Pepper you might as well go home.

        September 10, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      • I tell you what, they just started offering sweet tea EVERYWHERE here about a year ago. Before, you sweetened it yourself. I still order unsweetened. Each time I sip sweet tea, I can just feel a diabetic leg being amputated. No, thank you!

        September 10, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      • Same here. Is it brewed or on the soda gun? It has been available on the gun for years but the places that offered tea, brewed their own,unsweetened. I would guess that around here the increase in sweet tea is due to the gun I hardly ever order tea,but when I do it’s sweet.

        September 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      • Oh, it’s brewed in big silver Lipton containers, like silos. Soda gun tea is usually nasty. Due to the gun??

        September 10, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      • Don’t know. Probably because of the mix of syrup and water. I think Lipton and Nestea are the 2 varieties used on the gun,depending on the soda;Coke or Pepsi. Have you tried the tea on the gun with a bit of vodka? Brightens your attitude real quick

        September 10, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      • Well, that’s a horse of a different color.

        September 10, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      • Undoubtedly.

        September 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm

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