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Details on Pinky’s Kitchen, Wallingford’s New Barbecue Truck

The former owner of Bizzarro Italian Cafe teams up with Rancho Bravo’s Freddy Rivas.

By Christopher Werner November 9, 2011

Pinky’s Kitchen will serve a rib sandwich (though not this very one).

As reported by Eater, Pinky’s Kitchen is set to open Friday, November 11 in Wallingford. The truck is a joint venture between Andrew Bray, former owner of Bizzarro Italian Café, and Freddy Rivas of Rancho Bravo.

The two have been working for the past year to launch the trailer touting “barbecue-inspired comfort food.”

The menu “really focuses on value,” Bray said over the phone Wednesday, and offers a boneless rib sandwich, a variety of sliders, and several sides, all of which can be topped with five scratch sauces. What are the must-orders? The crispy mac and cheese is “fantastic, really excited about it,” enthused Bray. Also notable: the Veggie Joe slider made with farro (“very unique”) and its meaty counterpart, the Bolo Joe.

For now you’ll find Pinky’s parked near Rivas’s Rancho at 210 NE 45th St. but Bray hopes to eventually take the trailer elsewhere in the city. Hours are set for 11 to 11. Once things get rolling Pinky’s will keep the lights on till “the early hours of the morning” on weekends.

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