A new sandwich shop has opened in Greenville’s West End food hall.
The Big Rinkowski is officially open for business at Gather GVL, primarily a sandwich shop offering inspiration from pubs across the U.S. and Europe, with flavors from the boardwalks of Southern New Jersey — an idea that was thought up over a weekend at the Rinkowskis.
Owner Amy Rinkowski, who was born in Germany, paired with her husband, who is of Polish heritage and from New Jersey, on the concept — and her third brick-and-mortar restaurant. Rinkowski is also the owner of Tacozzini, which is located on Augusta Street, and Yolo Pizza Kitchen, which is also located at Gather GVL.
When you think of The Big Rinkowski, think of cheesesteaks, said Rinkowski.
“We wanted to fill the void in the area and for Gather,” she said. “With my husband’s heritage and mine, we love European pub food and classic New Jersey cheesesteaks so found a way to combine the two. We also offer our classic Irish Reuben, a recipe we perfected, and most excited for our Jersey Shore Special.”
What’s the Jersey Shore Special?
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It’s a thinly sliced pork roll made with Taylor Ham served on a toasted Brioche bun with melted American cheese.
“This concept is truly something Greenville hasn’t seen before, and a few things I know you can’t get anywhere else here as we had to special order our pierogies and Taylor Ham, but we are happy to be able to offer something new and fun at Gather,” said Rinkowski.
The Rinkowskis also own River Girl Catering, a full staff onsite catering company. They can be booked for business lunches, and private parties and events.
When asked if there are any other plans at this time to open additional concepts, Rinkowski said if another opportunity comes up in Greenville, then she might consider it but keeping busy as it is.g