Campfield Refused Service at Knoxville Restaurant

Sen. Stacey Campfield was apparently refused service Sunday at a Knoxville restaurant, the Bistro at the Bijou, inspiring all sorts of commentary from bloggers.
From Mike Donilla:
Campfield, local comedian Spanky Brown, reporter Dan “The Man” Andrews and radio talk show host Hubert Smith went to the restaurant to eat, when owner Martha Boggs pretty much told Campfield to get the $&%* out.
(From what I understand she called him a homophobe, but there was also a choice word that preceded it. Heh.)
Anyhoo, Dan told me that as they were exiting, Brown said: “Wow, this is the first time I’ve ever seen two black guys walk into a restaurant and a white guy gets thrown out.”
…For his part, Stacey was “very calm, very professional and very understanding,” Dan said.
They ended up having lunch at Latitude 35 on Market Square.

See also, Sean Braisted, Metro Pulse, , Michael Silence… or just google “Stacey Campfield Bistro”

2 thoughts on “Campfield Refused Service at Knoxville Restaurant

  1. Roy Thomas

    What would be the reaction if an AIDs patient wanted to be seated at the Bistro?
    Do you think they would throw away the silver ware, the plates, the glasses, or scrub the table any harder after the patient left?
    It’s easy to throw rocks at Stacey Campfield, but it’s harder to defend the other side of the situation when faced with the circumstances of which you complain.

  2. Patricia

    But for many, proof of citizenship can only mean a birth ctftiricaee. And there are many people who either don’t have them or can’t afford to go through the process of getting a replacement. Remember, it’s not just the replacement fee, it’s taking time off from work or away from familial obligations to jump through the paperwork hoops.There are laws that make it a crime to vote if you are not eligible and they appear to be working quite well already.And yes, Dean, that is exactly what I was saying.As for allowing non-citizens to carry guns, I don’t see the problem with it either except that I know if anything untoward were to be perpetrated by a gun-toting non-citizen, Phil Valentine and his ilk would be the first one making a stink about it.

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