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Pinky's Kitchen
The BBQ stand's not just doing sandwiches anymore

Seattle

Since its start last year as a not-so-mobile food operation serving some badass sandwiches, Pinky's Kitchen has turned itself into what is hands down one of The Town's sweetest BBQ joints by building a smokehouse in the parking lot across the street, and doing what you and all your college buddies invariably did when you got the munchies: take over a Winchell's.

PK uses this portion of a gas station parking lot to offer year-round al fresco dining, and possibly free car washes.

But seriously, they will fill-er-up with one of their signature bottled BBQ sauces, the first thing they added to the menu.

Then they scored a next-level meat smoker, so if you've got wood... just stack it on the floor.

Or see it go up in flames like your plan to start that post-New Year's diet.

The smokehouse is right next to the former Winchell's on 45th, which they now use to do things like prep pork butts for cooking.

Then it's into the rotisserie like everything else, including super-limited holiday turkeys so juicy people will love it when you give 'em the bird.

They'll also put huge racks of ribs in there, if there's room to... uh, spare.

Next the ribs go under the knife...

And finally a pound of 'em go onto a plate with slaw and beans that're "essentially pork and beans" thanks to all the pulled pork and smoked bacon used during the cooking process.

Oh, and all this means PK can do even better sandwiches, like a smoked fried chicken creation -- the only one in Seattle -- that is definitely pinky-and-every-other-finger-licking good.

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1. Pinky's Kitchen 210 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105

Pinky's Kitchen sits in a parking lot but you'd be hard pressed to find a finer BBQ joint in the city. Just to show they have the BBQ game on lock, they serve a killer fried catfish sandwich just to give you whiplash and rethink (maybe) your three thousandth order of ribs.

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