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Quirky Bonepile makes bbq recession proof

Posted: Saturday, Dec 29th, 2012

First photo: Bonepile BBQ owner Zeke Olsen started cooking barbecue for his corporate buddies in Seattle, then catered large parties. He sold his successful property management company to retire at the central Oregon coast. Restored but bored, he opened a traditional eastern-style barbecue shack in Depoe Bay. Second photo:The Bonepile’s signage and interior decor serve to amplify Olsen’s commitment to his barbecue’s North Carolina roots, but the gimmickry also reflects his sense of humor and a canny sense of marketing. (Photos by Rick Beasley)

Owner defies downturn with humor, commuter moms

DEPOE BAY — Tenacity, pizzazz and a wry sense of humor are some of the ingredients in the success of Bonepile BBQ, a roadside barbecue shack that defied a recession, blunted a boycott and rearranged the town’s political order.

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