Inner City Blues home of Carolina Bar B Que

Inner City Blues home of Carolina Bar B Que Home of the Pulled Chicken BBQ and Fall Off the Bone Smoke Ribs. Opened May 2014 in Jackson Ward on Charity Street. Changed location November 2014.
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Operating as usual

07/13/2021

Congratulations to our Member Monday Spotlight Alisha Hawkins! She is one of the owners of Carolina Bar B Que. Check out our interview with Alisha below!

Q: How'd you get started in your business?

We took a leap of faith and opened a takeout location in Jackson Ward that eventually moved to the nine Mile Rd location on Nine Mile Road that once was Carolina Bar B Que a staple in the community for over 45 years. We were Inner City Blues and combined it with Carolina Bar B Que to pay homage. So Inner City Blues home of Carolina Bar B Que was born! The name was Inner City Blues not because of the location being in the inner City but because food is the common factor no matter of race, sex or social class. It is the one thing everyone can agree on no matter of circumstance.


Q: What's one thing you’ve learned while working in your field?

Commitment is a must. Entrepreneurship requires dedication and utilizes all your time and resources. Your field must be something you enjoy in order for it not to feel like work. You also need to be able to pivot because change can be rapid especially with this new norm through the pandemic.

Q: How has the MBL helped you?

MBL has assisted us with a grant in the midst of the pandemic. We were also able to network and become familiar with other businesses in the other. We also utilize the some of the training webinars and contacts to become SWAM certified.



Q: What are your social medias? i.e Facebook, Instagram handles, twitter, etc?

Instagram: WEAREBBQ

Facebook: Inner City Blues home of Carolina Bar B Que

WEAREBBQ.COM

07/09/2021
07/07/2021

My mistake is your benefit! Shrimp Mac special
$4.50 reg. $8.75 large

07/07/2021
Homemade yams! The prep is real!No days off!
05/04/2021

Homemade yams! The prep is real!No days off!

04/15/2021
04/11/2021
03/11/2021
03/11/2021
Stay Connected by registering on our website to receive specials, promotional items and everything Inner City Blues! The...
03/10/2021

Stay Connected by registering on our website to receive specials, promotional items and everything Inner City Blues! The total price of your food purchase is your raffle entry!

Stay Connected by registering on our website to receive specials, promotional items and everything Inner City Blues! The total price of your food purchase is your raffle entry!

#RBRE21 SHRIMP & CRAB MAC IS BACK THIS WEEK! Richmond Black Restaurant Experience
03/10/2021

#RBRE21 SHRIMP & CRAB MAC IS BACK THIS WEEK! Richmond Black Restaurant Experience

#RBRE21 SHRIMP & CRAB MAC IS BACK THIS WEEK! Richmond Black Restaurant Experience

They are Back!!
03/04/2021

They are Back!!

They are Back!!

03/03/2021
Inner City Blues will be traveling across the water to Hull Street for #RBRE21 kickoff Mobile Soul
03/02/2021

Inner City Blues will be traveling across the water to Hull Street for #RBRE21 kickoff Mobile Soul

Inner City Blues will be traveling across the water to Hull Street for #RBRE21 kickoff Mobile Soul

02/22/2021

Here are our #RBRE21 restaurant participants! In 5 years, we’ve grown to +40 participants. From Soul Food, to African, to Caribbean, to American, to Vegan, to Seafood, to BBQ & to Desserts — WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED.

Join us March 7th-14th and order Take Out, Curbside or Delivery all week from these amazing restaurants.

Many thanks to our sponsors:
Dominion Energy
Visit Richmond VA
Visit BLK RVA
IPowerRichmond
99.3/105.7 KISS FM
Praise 104.7 FM

Participants
Aces Sports Lounge
Bellos Lounge
Chef Mamusu's Africanne Restaurant
Big Herm's Kitchen
Brewer's Café
Charles' Kitchen
Croaker's Spot Restaurants
Cheddar Jackson
Dailymenullc
Family Secrets Restaurant
Frozay
Garfield's Catering LLC
Inner City Blues home of Carolina Bar B Que
Ipanema Cafe
Jackies OnLaburnum
JewFro
Lillie Pearl
Liquid 2.0
LBJ's Soul Food Fusion at Traditionz Smokehouse
Ma Michele's Cafe & Catering
Mama J's
Mommianas Dough
ms.beesjuicebar
Ms. Girlee's Kitchen
Nomad Deli & Catering Company
Nutty Buttery
Pig & Brew
Ruby Scoops Ice Cream & Sweets
Soul n' Vinegar
RVA Cafe
Soul Taco
Southern Kitchen
Sugar's Crab Shack
Sweet Spot Ice Cream Cafe
The Beet Box
Ronniesbbq Rva
Tipsy Cupcakes RVA
True's Cultural Kitchen
Urban Hang Suite
Victoria's Kitchen, LLC

Everyone always ask where did the love of BBQ come from and the skills of the smoker. It all started with her(Lisa Harr’...
02/22/2021

Everyone always ask where did the love of BBQ come from and the skills of the smoker. It all started with her(Lisa Harr’s) father (Rober Harr) hired him as a teenager at Extra Billy's Brewery & Smokehouse. The love never ended it just expanded!

Everyone always ask where did the love of BBQ come from and the skills of the smoker. It all started with her(Lisa Harr’s) father (Rober Harr) hired him as a teenager at Extra Billy's Brewery & Smokehouse. The love never ended it just expanded!

02/20/2021
It was a battle but we made it happen!
12/21/2020

It was a battle but we made it happen!

Fire, Flour & Fork   may have gone virtually but you still have a chance to hear about how Blacks influenced the world o...
10/23/2020

Fire, Flour & Fork may have gone virtually but you still have a chance to hear about how Blacks influenced the world of barbecue while tasting some of our favorite dishes!

James Beard Award winning culinary historian Adrian Miller (@soulfoodscholar) joins us on Thursday, October 29 for “Tending the Fire.”

Black pitmasters and their rich traditions have been eclipsed by history, and scholar Adrian Miller has spent years traveling the country, interviewing, and collecting research for his upcoming book, “Black Smoke.” Richmond was one of his research field trips last year. The session will be moderated by Southern Grit’s Debra Freeman.

Ticket holders may purchase barbecue from Lamont Hawkins of Inner City Blues, available for pick-up at the VMHC on Thursday, Oct. 29, to supplement this virtual session. Details will be sent to ticket holders.

Tickets are on sale now!

10/23/2020

He was hard at work!

Weekend Special Fish, fried potatoes and onions with coleslaw. $9.99 + tax. No Substitution.
08/21/2020

Weekend Special Fish, fried potatoes and onions with coleslaw. $9.99 + tax. No Substitution.

Did someone say they wanted our 3 piece Fried Chicken Dinner?
08/15/2020

Did someone say they wanted our 3 piece Fried Chicken Dinner?

We are creating tonight. What do you think should it be added? Our version of Surf & Turf, sliced brisket with cheese an...
08/12/2020

We are creating tonight. What do you think should it be added? Our version of Surf & Turf, sliced brisket with cheese and fried shrimp lettuce tomato and whoopa chops sauce!

Here is the menu!
08/11/2020

Here is the menu!

08/11/2020

Did you say sliced Beef Brisket?

08/11/2020
When you can not decide on your sides for this crispy fried chicken just add one more. Homemade potato salad will remind...
08/11/2020

When you can not decide on your sides for this crispy fried chicken just add one more. Homemade potato salad will remind you of my grandmother!

Fresh Candid Yams!
08/11/2020

Fresh Candid Yams!

Baked Spagetti was requested and the request was answered!
08/11/2020

Baked Spagetti was requested and the request was answered!

08/08/2020

FYI...Long post.I am beat down tired but so grateful. Thank you. Thank you for all the support. We had closed in December for what we thought would be a 10 day remodel and reopened the last week of February. The pandemic hit in March. We were concerned but faithful and just knew our higher power was going to get us through. Our hidden gem has went slightly unnoticed. I have been told I need to have a better social media presence. I need to post more pictures. I need to share and talk about the business. All that may be true, but I have always believed that our time was coming and no one could block what is meant for us. So as I continue to push this small family business not realizing which day it actually is I want to thank you all. Thank you for sharing your experiences, our post or just not hesitating to give us an opportunity to serve you!

07/19/2020
Richmond Black Restaurant Experience Give Back 2020 #RBRE365

When they are rocking we are rolling because the feeling is always mutual!! The support is real. We appreciate you Richmond Black Restaurant Experience!

Following a successful week of experiences, #RBRE2020, Richmond Black Restaurant Experience called for the community to support Black Owned Restaurants, in o...

Every time I become frustrated with the current restaurant and hospitality situation I look back at this picture. This w...
07/02/2020

Every time I become frustrated with the current restaurant and hospitality situation I look back at this picture. This was our beginning. Who would have ever thought that our dream that we made a reality would have landed us in Style Weekly. I remember when @Scott Elmquist approached us at the Jackson Ward location. We dived out on faith and a dream. We knew that we believed in ourselves and had the support of one another. After that it was grind time and guidance of our higher power. If we could get through the beginning now is no different. The motto is the same “Failure is not an option”. So to all of the other entrepreneurs the Storm never last forever! We got this!

All the things we can do with our wings! You can smother them with onions and gravy or try one of our signature sauces.
07/02/2020

All the things we can do with our wings! You can smother them with onions and gravy or try one of our signature sauces.

Seven is not to be excluded! His bacon, egg & macaroni and cheese sandwich.
07/02/2020

Seven is not to be excluded! His bacon, egg & macaroni and cheese sandwich.

Address

3015 Nine Mile Rd
Richmond, VA
23223

Opening Hours

Tuesday 1pm - 8pm
Wednesday 1pm - 8pm
Thursday 1pm - 8pm
Friday 1pm - 11pm
Saturday 1pm - 11pm

Telephone

(804) 649-3424

Services

  • Catering
  • Takeout

Specialties

  • Dinner
  • Lunch

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Thank you!!!!!! From Nightshift MedSurg team at Richmond Community a Hospital!
This was the best lunch ever Supporting #RBRE22 Do not judge pig feet collards yams corn bread and peach cobbler
Shout out to Sandra and the crew over on Nine Mile. BBQ so big I don't have room for the slice of coconut pie.
Have you tried our Cheesy Fries with Bacon? Come on through at Inner City Blues!
RVA East End Festival 2018
RVA East End Festival 2018
Great BBQ...ALWAY'S!!! Love this place!
Good Food
Had dinner from INNER CITY BLUES IT WAS THE BOMB.COM