Senor Pinky's

By Margaret Pahl

Luis Soto has always cooked for family functions. A native San Antonian, Luis heard lots of encouragement about his skills in BBQ. He already made his own rub, sauce from scratch, cucumber relish and spice-infused pickles. He saw a vacant suite in the strip center near his house on W. Summit and opened Señor Pinky’s on May 5th. He gets help from his brother-in-law, sports radio talk show host Rudy Johnson (Sports Grind weekdays at 2pm on 760 AM). 

The meat is smoked on site for 10 hours, 8 hours naked & 2 hours wrapped . The menu is simple: pulled pork sandwich options, each with kool-aid and chips for $6.99. Larger versions cost $8.99 and kid’s meals cost $3.99. Kids under 12 eat free on Tuesdays with purchased of an adult meal. They also serve pork roasted with apples and onion tacos with cucumber relish. The slider I ate was fabulous. The bread is so fresh and soft! I smelled like smoke just from eating it. And guess what? If you call them a week in advance, they’ll cook for your party. But be sure to call them because sometimes there’s a run on their meat and then “poof” it’s gone until tomorrow.So next weekend, carry a beer over, order up some smokey pulled pork and meet the gang. You can’t help but enjoy this homegrown small business. Another great spot in our neighborhood.