Capital City BBQ Show in Lansing at Diners, Drive-Ins and Divs

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Last week, Capital City BBQ filmed the second episode of the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.”

Restaurateur Linh Li described the opportunity as a “saving grace”.

Capital City BBQ Restaurant has been serving freshly grilled meals and traditional Vietnamese dishes for the past 8 years.

In 2017, she first appeared on the popular Food Network series “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” and just last week she appeared again.

She told me she felt like she had hit the lottery.

“I am so grateful to be a part of the Triple D Nation family; you know everyone wants to have one piece of it,” he told me.

She said it was a dream come true to be on the show twice and spend time with celebrity chef and TV presenter Guy Fieri. She told me she loves every minute of it, even if she spends most of it in the kitchen.

“I cook all day. From 8:30 in the morning they were here. 7 and 8:30 at the start of the show until 6 in the afternoon. That’s a lot of cooking,” he told me.

She told me her restaurant’s appearance on the show couldn’t have come at a better time. Just like many restaurants across the country, the pandemic almost caused them to close the doors of DC Grill for good.

“I’ve lost a lot of things; I’ve lost a lot of clients. I’ve lost my smokes—it’s been stolen from me. The year has been a lot,” he told me. “It was just one bump after another.”

She said the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives team has her back, and she can’t thank them enough for the help they have given her.