photo credit: Tonya Price
Pinky’s Westside Grill
Look for the bright-blue building on the corner with the American-flag-wrapped VW beetle on the roof. That’s Pinky’s, a great spot in Wesley Heights for a casual lunch or dinner when you want big portions of comfort food. The decor is quirky in a sort-of-cheesy, yet lovable way: They have a concrete triceratops, a painting of Guy Fieri on the host stand, a lifesize green alien statue with a fairy wand, and a small photo of Dale Earnhardt taped above the thermostat. The food combinations are equally bonkers. Try the corn dog-battered fried shrimp, or The Velvet Elvis, with peanut butter, spicy honey, cream cheese, banana, and bacon sandwiched between texas toast. The weirder here, the better.