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Capital Blvd. BBQ spot closes

Posted March 22

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— Barbecue Lodge, a Capital Boulevard strip mall spot for more than 30 years, closed its doors suddenly this week.

Hungry diners were left with a sign on the door that did not offer any details. It said, "Barbecue Lodge is PERMANENTLY CLOSED."

The restaurant was popular with the lunch crowd and famous for all-you-can-eat family style dinners of barbecue, fried chicken and all the fixings.

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  • Firecracker Martin Mar 23, 4:14 a.m.
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    BTW, the weather is nice until a hurricane hits, but people in NJ know that now. Perhaps you do not.

  • Firecracker Martin Mar 23, 4:09 a.m.
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    We don't appreciate the crummy holier than thou attitude that northern transplants often have about traditional Southern things we hold near and dear, like our style BBQ. If you don't like it, don't eat it. If you don't appreciate anything about the state you moved to in order to enjoy mild weather and buy cheap things, go back and be cold and eat Philly Cheesesteaks that cost $15, and let a native take your job. I have lived up north too and learned to love many things there just like you should here.

  • Charles Williams Mar 22, 8:39 p.m.
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    I guess Tim Orr either didn't like my comment, so he reported me OR wral doesn't like the word "citizen". Either way, NC BBQ is horrible. You might as well be eating pickled meat. Shane's BBQ is much better. The only thing I like about the south, is the weather. And cheap stuff.

  • Andrew Stephenson Mar 22, 4:40 p.m.
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    lol I think you meant to say "transplants".

    I myself am a northern transplant, but I fully embrace southern cuisine and culture. (well..most southern culture..)

  • Charles Williams Mar 22, 3:49 p.m.
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    That is one "tradition" that needs to be done away with, forthwith.

  • Tim Orr Mar 22, 1:47 p.m.
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    If you don't like the food here...go back where you came from. People like you are the reason we don't like implants.

  • Karen Orndorff Mar 22, 1:33 p.m.
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    Good Barbecue, they will be missed. The vinegar BBQ is a NC tradition, you must not be from around here.

  • Brenda Lawrence Mar 22, 1:07 p.m.
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    It was the go-to place in the 80s when IBMers were working in Mini-City. The food was excellent at that time and not all-you-can-eat. It was also close to American Video which I think was the first video store in the area. Good times! Thanks for the memories!

  • Mohammad Ackmhed Mar 22, 12:33 p.m.
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    We ate there and the food was terrible. Should have been gone years ago.

  • Frank Curcio Mar 22, 10:03 a.m.
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    I never went there but I did always hear good things about it. That said, it doesn't sound like too much of a surprise in today's business climate that a restaurant that is "famous for all-you-can-eat family style dinners of barbecue, fried chicken and all the fixings" couldn't stay open any longer.