210 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Mon-Thu, Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri-Sat 11:00 am – 2:30 am
The best BBQ in Seattle from a truck outside a gas station? Yes sir. This place is legit. They have six different sauces and five different types of sliders (pulled pork, brisket, chicken, sloppy joe, and veggie sloppy joe). I’ve had the brisket slider and the pulled pork slider with the Pinky’s Hot and the chicken slider with Honey Tamrin sauce. All the meat was smokey and super juicy. The Pinky’s Hot sauce was tangy and the perfect amount of spiciness. This sauce would have probably been good on every sandwich but the guy behind the counter recommended the Honey Tamrin sauce on the Chicken. I’m so glad I listened. The sauce with chicken were a perfect pairing. You throw in the soft ciabatta bun and fried onion strings for a little crunch…YUM! Of the three sliders I’ve had so far I would say the brisket was my favorite.
For $10.35 I got sampling of three sliders but I probably only need two of them. They maybe called sliders but they really load up the meat and toppings.
Update – I came back here and found out they allow you to have more than one of the sauces on the sliders. The lady recommended trying the horseradish sauce with the Tamrin sauce. I loved this combo! Try it next time you are here.
Update 2.0 – Came here on a Friday night hoping to get a few sliders in my system before hitting the bars. However, I saw something on the menu I never noticed before, the fried chicken sandwich. All I could think about was how much I wanted Skillet’s Fried Chicken Sammy right at that moment. But I decided to give the fried chicken sandwich a try here so I could compare it with Skillet’s.
First impressions, the most noticeable differences between Skillet and Pinky’s chicken sandwiches are Pinky’s comes in a ciabatta bread and does not have fennel seeds in the fried chicken batter like Skillet’s. But for the most part relatively similar. Pinky’s Fried Chicken sandwich is loaded up with a huge slab of fried chicken with a little smokey flavor to it. It also comes with some type of tartar-ish sauce that mixed in really well with the smokiness of the chicken. The ciabatta bun was really good as well but I kind of wished it was toasted up a little to give it some crunch. I think I would still go for Skillet’s over Pinky’s but it is really close and it would probably change depending on which I haven’t had the longest.