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  • For some restaurateurs, hospitality in era of polarized politics has its limits (Red Hen)

    10/17/2019 4:49:38 AM PDT · by Drango · 48 replies
    mysanantonio ^ | October 16, 2019 | Emily Heil
    WASHINGTON - The owner of the Red Hen, the bistro in Lexington, Virginia, that drew global attention last year after asking then-White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to leave, this week said she might do the same thing again if Sanders returned. ~snip
  • Red Hen Owner Sides with Server Who Spit on Eric Trump

    07/01/2019 2:00:10 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jul 2019 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    The owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post Friday defending a Chicago server who spit on Eric Trump. Stephanie Wilkinson, who co-owns the restaurant known for kicking out former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, wrote in the op-ed while “no one in the restaurant industry condones the physical assault of a patron,” Trump administration officials can be targeted for assault and battery in public places. Wilkinson added: Restaurants are now part of the soundstage for our ongoing national spectacle. Whether the bar or restaurant serves merely as the backdrop, as in...
  • 'If you're directly complicit in spreading hate, consider dining at home'

    06/30/2019 6:28:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 30, 2019 | Marlene Lenthang For The Daily Mail
    The Virginia restaurant owner who kicked Sarah Huckabee Sanders out of her restaurant last year is defending the Chicago cocktail bar server who spat in Eric Trump's face last week, saying politicians involved in 'spreading hate' should consider dining at home. Stephanie Wilkinson made headlines last year when she booted Sanders out of her restaurant the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia. Now she's backing the unnamed server at the upscale Chicago bar The Aviary who spat in Eric Trump's face as he walked in on Tuesday night and was briefly detained by Secret Service agents. Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of...
  • Red Hen Restaurant Owner: Maybe Trump’s People Deserve To Be Spit On

    06/29/2019 8:53:15 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 107 replies ^ | 6-29-19 | John Sexton
    Stephanie Wilkinson is the owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA. That’s the restaurant that refused service to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders last June. Friday, the Washington Post published a piece in which Wilkinson offers her thoughts on the recent spitting incident involving Eric Trump. You’ll be shocked to learn that Wilkinson is for it (or at least willing to defend it) though it takes her a while to admit it. After recounting what happened to Trump, she writes, “no one in the industry condones the physical assault of a patron.” That seems sensible but we’re...
  • One year later: Red Hen incident had little effect on Lexington tourism

    06/23/2019 2:53:59 AM PDT · by Drango · 34 replies
    newsadvance ^ | Jun 21, 2019 | Alison Graham
    LEXINGTON — One year ago today, the owner of The Red Hen in Lexington asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to leave her restaurant. News of the incident spread across the country within minutes after Sanders tweeted about what happened. Protestors traveled to the 7,000-person city and gathered outside the restaurant with signs, chants and in one case, chicken poop. The restaurant’s phone line was hacked, fake Yelp reviews caused its rates to plummet and dozens of people made fake reservations. The Red Hen closed for 10 days as national media converged on Lexington. President Donald Trump joined in...
  • I own the Red Hen restaurant that asked Sarah Sanders to leave. Resistance isn’t futile (barf alert)

    05/14/2019 10:42:29 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2019 | Stephanie Wilkinson
    “Hello Intolerant, intellectually-challenged, psychotic, socialists! Your so-called business is in jeopardy. Rest assured this is not a threat but simply a warning that predicts your downfall. When your treasonist hypocrite lowlife Obama took our nation into despair (for 8 yrs) we didn’t do or say the things you do. Get over it, before it’s too late! BTW, there are a lot more of us than there are of you.’’ I’ve been getting hate mail for almost a year now, ever since I asked White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to leave my Lexington, Va., restaurant, the Red Hen, last June....
  • America Needs a Good Laugh

    12/18/2018 7:33:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | December 18, 2018 | Salena Zito
    LEXINGTON, Va. -- Mark Rush could not name the last movie in the past 10 years that gave him a belly laugh -- or made him snort or chuckle or laugh out loud, at least for any extended period of time. "The last side-splitting movies I saw were 'Caddyshack' or 'Blazing Saddles,'" the politics and law professor at Washington and Lee College said. "That was way too long ago." Rush and I were talking over dinner at the Red Hen, a farm-to-table restaurant that made headlines earlier this year for its unfortunate decision to refuse service to White House spokeswoman...
  • Red Hen restaurant’s liberal antics put Virginia town in state of emergency. [snip]

    09/03/2018 6:10:06 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 27 replies
    bizpac review ^ | September 3, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    Full Title: Red Hen restaurantÂ’s liberal antics put Virginia town in state of emergency. Trump canÂ’t help that economy The consequences of a liberal zealot refusing to serve White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is still being felt by the small town in Virginia town that houses the Red Hen restaurant. The unreasonable actions of the Trump-hating owner resulted in a rash of negative media attention raining down not only on the restaurant, but the town of Lexington, forcing the areaÂ’s regional tourism board to develop an emergency recovery plan, according to the Roanoke Times. Sarah Sanders confirms shocking news...
  • Tourism still suffering in town where diner denied Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    09/03/2018 6:22:50 AM PDT · by ptsal · 118 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-Sept-2018 | staff Associated Press
    <p>LEXINGTON, Va. — A small town in Virginia is trying to recover its image after The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.</p> <p>The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that a regional tourism board is pulling together emergency funds to boost its digital marketing campaign.</p>
  • Lexington-area tourism group beefs up marketing in wake of RED Hen controversy

    09/03/2018 4:21:17 AM PDT · by Drango · 73 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | Sept 3 2018 | Alison Graham
    LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Regional Tourism approved a recovery plan to boost its marketing after The Red Hen restaurant controversy brought a slew of negative national media coverage this summer. The regional tourism board, with members from Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County, met with the Lexington City Council on Thursday for an update on tourism initiatives and numbers. The board had initially approved the recovery plan soon after news of The Red Hen controversy was spreading across the country. At the end of June, the restaurant’s owner declined to serve presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders when she visited the...
  • Angry Red Hens: The Con-Artists who Aim to Destroy Civil Society as Puppets of the Elite (graphic)

    08/28/2018 8:30:14 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 37 replies
    I know little about politics.  For most of my working life I've been a tech journalist/analyst immersed in my own work and paying very little attention to the politi-sphere. But ever since Donald Trump walked down that escalator and joining FR soon thereafter I've been educated about the deep corruption of our government, media, and academia. And I've been endlessly fascinated with how Trump is fixing America step by step. From time to time, when I thought I knew enough to say something interesting, I've posted vanities, often including a graphic meme. This particular post is a relatively new...
  • Red Hen Lexington latest reviews on Tripadvisor

    08/19/2018 4:04:48 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 27 replies
    TripAdvisor ^ | 8/19/2018
    Here are the latest reviews of the Red Hen: Overpriced/not impressed---My wife and I went to move my son into college. This restaurant was close by so we took a chance. The restaurant is old, unappealing and extremely small Arrogant Staff & Dirty Flatware---On a business trip to VA we wanted to dine at a few independently run restaurants with decent reviews. We dined at The Red Hen long before all the controversy in the news, so this review is NOT in any way linked to that event.... Poor food with poor service---An unfortunate dinning experience. The atmosphere is not...
  • There’s a reason restaurants everywhere are failing: Red Hen Syndrome

    07/22/2018 6:15:31 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 150 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 07/22/2018 | Rod Liddle
    It may be that we’ve had all we can take, especially when these outlets are suffused with such self-importance. -------------------------------------------------------- The Red Hen is where the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, took her family for a bite to eat, and from which she was evicted when the homosexual staff recognised who she was. Her rude defenestration was supported by the restaurant’s owner, citing Donald Trump’s reluctance to allow transgender people to serve in the US military. It is, clearly, a liberals-only restaurant. They should write that on the front door, so that everything is clear, but as a...
  • Queen of England Serves Sarah Sanders Tea — Something Liberal Red Hen Refused to Do…

    07/15/2018 8:45:40 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 14, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders was fortunate enough to travel with President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to Windsor on Friday to meet the Queen of England. She was served tea by the Queen and her staff. What an incredible experience to go with @POTUS and @FLOTUS to Windsor today. — Sarah Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) July 13, 2018 And to think it was only three weeks earlier that Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were kicked out of the little Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia and then stalked by the owner as they went to a nearby restaurant.
  • Trouble at the Red Hen (still closed)

    07/15/2018 8:34:17 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 98 replies
    Winchester Wicked Local ^ | 7-13-18 | Rick Holmes
    Two weeks after Sarah Sanders' visit, the Red Hen remains closed, its phone reservations number blocked
  • The Red Hen fully booked at reopening after Sanders controversy, despite protesters

    07/06/2018 11:00:08 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 139 replies ^ | July 6, 2018 | Michelle Gant
    The Lexington restaurant opened its doors for dinner for the first time in nearly two weeks after it gained national attention for refusing to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and asking her to leave.(snip) Trump supporters flocked to the restaurant in protest after news broke, hoping to send the message that people need to “start showing a little respect for the President of the United States,” Grub Street reports.
  • Virginia restaurant that kicked out Sarah Sanders reopens

    07/06/2018 7:28:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/06/18 | John Bowden
    The Virginia restaurant that made national headlines after its owner asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave reopened on Thursday night after being closed for two weeks due to protests. The Red Hen reopened in Lexington, Va., as dozens of protesters lined up across the street, USA Today reported. "This'll be closed within a year!" one man shouted, according to the newspaper. The restaurant represents a battleground between supporters of the president and those who support the owner's actions, and both protesters and supporters have flocked to The Red Hen in recent days, some hoping for a...
  • Scott Pruitt Targeted At D.C. Restaurant By Angry Woman With Toddler

    07/03/2018 8:11:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2018 | Karen Townsend
    It looks like Washington D.C. residents are taking Rep. Maxine Water’s advice and confronting members of the Trump administration as they go about their lives in public places. The latest incident occurred Monday in a D.C. restaurant and the target was the EPA’s Scott Pruitt. Bonus points for having a 2-year-old toddler in tow as she confronted him.Kristin Mink, a teacher, was having lunch with her toddler when she noticed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt three tables over. Taking a page out of the social justice warrior’s playbook, she “had to say something”, so she did. To...
  • Woman confronts Pruitt at restaurant, tells him to resign

    07/02/2018 3:25:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/02/18 | Justin Wise
    A woman publicly confronted Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt while he was eating lunch on Monday and urged him to resign, according to video posted on Facebook. "EPA head Scott Pruitt was 3 tables away as I ate lunch with my child. I had to say something," Kristin Mink posted on Facebook with an accompanying video of her encounter with Pruitt.Minka, who is a schoolteacher according to her Facebook profile, lists off multiple scandals Pruitt has been ensnared in since becoming EPA chief, including the rental of a Capitol Hill condo owned by the wife of an influential...
  • Standards for criticizing the president have changed

    07/02/2018 12:02:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Clinton Herald ^ | July 1, 2018 | Taylor Armerding, CNHI News Service
    Recall not long ago or far away, when President Barak Obama was in office and the prevailing view on the left was not only that any substantive criticism of his policies was racist, but that it was tantamount to sedition. Recall in 2010, when the conservative Tea Party held a big rally in Washington and made a lot of noise, including allegedly yelling some racial slurs at some congressmen (an allegation that was never documented, even with smartphones everywhere) but didn’t attack or harass anyone physically and even cleaned up after themselves. That was labeled overt sedition, incitement to violence...