Monday, June 22, 2020

The REST of the Story: Saltine Edition

An attempt to smear a local restaurant on Facebook may have backfired on a young woman.The story begins with this Facebook post. 



Pretty damn sorry of the restaurant, um, if the story indeed happened.  However, yours truly has been doing this for awhile and experiences teaches that when such accusations are made, there is always a REST of the story and in this case, there certainly was. 

A source who viewed the video told a completely different tale.  Edwards was drinking and proceeded to achieve higher levels of inebriation. The "victim's" singing continued to crescendo until it reached a double forte as she danced and twerked.  She proceeded to grind on at least one patron and made physical contact with the staff.  Management told her to leave the restaurant.  She left without further confrontation. 

Saltine defended itself on Facebook this afternoon:

In regard to the incident last night that has garnered attention on social media, we'd like to share our recount of the circumstances that ultimately led to our management team asking a group of diners to exit the restaurant. A small group of people were enjoying drinks at the bar before one of the guests began singing very loudly. In addition to disturbing other diners, this guest also touched our bartender's chest multiple times after being asked not to. Our manager politely asked the group to please enjoy themselves at a lower volume, which they agreed. Shortly after, the group became increasingly raucous and began dancing in a way that made other diners uncomfortable. 

Additional alcohol service was discontinued and the group was asked once more to please tone it down, at which point one of the guests became loud and aggressive towards our staff. As fellow diners and families became more uneasy with their behavior, our management team politely asked them to leave. After multiple warnings, the guests were escorted out of the restaurant as one guest made accusatory racial comments and threats against our staff.

At no point did we engage the Fondren security team or the police, as the situation was handled internally by our management team. The allegations that this encounter was racial in nature are unfounded. We unequivocally condemn racism and discrimination of any kind at Saltine, and have a zero tolerance policy against actions that display otherwise. Our restaurant should be a safe place for all diners to enjoy a peaceful meal, regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation. Unfortunately, many guests did not have an enjoyable experience last night, hence our attempts to rectify the situation. We regret that confusion has mounted; we wanted ample time to review video footage and speak with all employees, managers, and guests involved around the incident. Thank you for your patience as we investigated this matter.
Kingfish note: Dear Saltine: Release the video.  If the facts are on your side, put them out there.  This "victim" didn't mind siccing the mob on you when she was probably too drunk to remember anything.  Punch her right back in the nose and post the video. 

And now you know, the REST of the story. 

This is King-fish, Good-day!

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hasn't Saltine gotten the memo: These days, what happened isn't important. It's only the ACCUSATION that's "actionable."

Anonymous said...

She's a no name "singer" trying to get exposure. I would sue her ass if I were Saltine.

Anonymous said...

"I've never been treated so wrong and so black." It sounds to me like you got wasted in a nice restaurant and made and a*s out of yourself. When you wouldn't or couldn't get it together and act right, they kicked you out. My hat's off to the management who didn't let you run roughshod over all the other diners, though they probably let you and your party carry on longer than they should have.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Saltine is taking the high road. Their post did not mention her name, even though she freely made it available on the web. Good for them for defending themselves.

Anonymous said...

I've about come the conclusion that there are maybe 40 of us in the entire state that don't want to either 1) run off all white people or 2) keep fighting the civil war.

I think everybody else that is somewhere in the middle moved to another state a long time ago, and I'm not far behind them.

Anonymous said...

What does "treated black" mean?

Please...go back to Atlanta and burn a building or something.

Backfire said...

Playing the race card in this age is dangerous. There are video cameras in the ceiling and a cell phone at every table. Miss Black needs to apologize to her race and the restaurant and move back to Atl ASAP.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, cause dirty hippie restaurants in The Fondren randomly throw out black people.

Anonymous said...

Somewhere a village is missing its idiot

Anonymous said...

Saltines is one of the finer restaurants and venues in the area. Its management has always been more than just professional - they have been exceptional the times I have been there.

Those times include lunch (which anybody that hasn't tried their plate lunch specials is really missing a treat, at a great price) mid-afternoon, evening and late evening. I've been there with one other person and with several.

The staff is great, the service is great. And there has never been any hint of any being treated "black", whatever that means.

I'm glad I missed this soprano's aria (or failed attempt) and her Danny's dance - but I appreciate the management's response to this drunk. Hopefully she will get hers and Saltines' business will be increased due to their response.

And, KF, thanks for posting the entire story before the drunk's racial rant took off.

Anonymous said...

6:01. 2.2 K comments and 401 shares thus far on her FB page. Did the "drunk's racial rant" take off yet?

Hey, Backfire.... said...

There is absolutely NO DANGER in playing the race card.

Low risk, potentially high reward.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! The reCAPTCHA has statues! I AM SO TRIGGERED! Where is my comfort dog? I have this urge to break stuff.

Anonymous said...

6:25. She (the lying racist bitch) has shut her FB page DOWN. Out. Gone (meaning "left", not "going to", homies).LMMFAO

Anonymous said...

Many won’t believe Saltine until the video footage is public. Send it.

Anonymous said...

I went to saltine last night at 5 to celebrate with my landlord and boss me graduating college and when we left they were fighting over some stupid shit in the parking lot.

Long story short they were drunk and partying too loud in saltine.

Anonymous said...

Since SALTINES had the nutts to evict this drunk bitch and stand up for its patrons, I will be scheduling a meal there real soon.

F__k her and her trashy friends. I'm sure Atlanta can't wait for her fat ass to come back.

Anonymous said...

The bartender should press charges for sexual assault. We are still doing #metoo right? Touching a woman like that without consent is illegal.

Anonymous said...

#FalsifiedCriesOfRacismMatter

Anonymous said...

I think a lot of black people think that every time someone is rude or less that attentive to them it is due to racism. While this may be true in some cases, black folks don't realize that white people deal with rude, lazy or inattentive people all the time. Some people are just that way and race doesn't have anything to do with it.

If you look for racism in every situation you will find it.

Anonymous said...

I live in woodland hills and frequent saltines weekly. Itnwont hurt there business as she's trying to so by asking black boycott. Not much black clientele there. Furthermore they should seek damages and legal action. Stay in the ghetto if your ghetto. Don't show up at a nice restaurant acting like an idiot.

Anonymous said...

What makes anyone - regardless of race - think that they can act like that?

Anonymous said...

She needs to take her fat twerking ass on down to Freelon's where they encourage such repulsive acts in public.

Anonymous said...

And no doubt the long-suffering bartender got stiffed, tip-wise. Typical.

Anonymous said...

She did NOT shut her FB page down, just deleted the post and thousands of comments that quickly went from supportive to critical - most from other blacks - friends and strangers. It was actually encouraging to see those outraged with someone trying to throw the race card falsely - as many said, no one will believe there's racism if people act like a fool, as she did.

Anonymous said...

She got what she was looking for. She can go back to Atlanta and tell her gawking friends how she confronted the racist Mississippi klansmen and told them to kiss her ass. Those Mississippi racists didn't scare her one bit. What a crusader for justice!

Sad shit is...they will believe her.

Anonymous said...

There was a post earlier on this lady's fb page telling the true story and all people afterwards, mostly black were calling her out for what she was attempting to do....cocaine is a powerful drug too. They ventured to Babalu afterwards! They offered cocaine to the bartender and a black manager kicked them out.

Anonymous said...

hey man she liked getting thrown out. that way she doesn't have to pay her tab.

Anonymous said...

Folks on SPS are saying Mean old Mr. Cocaine was being consumed about every 10 minutes, either in the restroom, or outside by this young lady and her escorts. Also reported she offered some dust to the bartender.

Anonymous said...

Well it sounds like it turned out to be a happy story after all. Kudos to the people speaking the truth on social media.

Anonymous said...

I hope this gains national median attention. It's funny because a restaurant in Mississippi is literally named after a cracker.

Anonymous said...

Never would have happened at the Ritz.

Anonymous said...

“They treated me so black”

*Looks at her picture*

....

Anonymous said...

Keep your azz at freelons...

Anonymous said...

There is a "reverse" one going around about the Blind Pig in Oxford on Facebook. This was a guy who claimed he was kicked out because of his Trump Facebook posts, but the restaurant said nope that wasn't it. Only reason a person is kicked out is because of poor behavior.

Anonymous said...

The finer establishments in Atlanta won't tolerate that behavior, either.

Anonymous said...

5:20 for the win!

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, I'm so nostalgic for the days when we weren't subjected to every example of a drunk or deranged member of the human race behaving badly in their tiny corner of the world.

Even better, no one was silly enough to believe the even a group of people behaving badly meant they were examples of anything other than their bad behavior . And, best of all, we allowed those people affected to solve the problem and considered it done and none of our business.

We also didn't believe every piece of gossip or complaint without considering the source.

We are a Nation of busybodies who have to stir the pot every time it boils over to see if we can make it worse and ruin the stove and kitchen in the process.



Anonymous said...

Thanks, 5:20 a.m.I literally laughed out loud.

Anonymous said...

I miss the good old days like the diner scene at the end of the movie Giant. Rock Hudson refuses to put up with the white owners bigotry and a good old fist fight settles it. No videos or recordings. Just a good old toss out the door. Normal people take their licks and move on down the road. Not today's narcissistic "video me, video me!" crowd. Always whining when they lose the fight.

Kingfish said...

He got his ass kicked in that fight.

Anonymous said...

@8:23 and 8:34 Have you guys ever been to Freelon's? What makes you think that behavior is tolerated there? Just wondering.

The Bitch Named Karma said...

This is not a link to HER page, but to one that's been created in response to her bullshit, and created by black folks who are in the (apparent) business of investigating stuff. Seems to shed a proper light on Miss Hollywood, right down to her fondness for nose-candy (which she offered a waiter at Babalu).

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=keyone%20edwards%20saltine&epa=SEARCH_BOX

Anonymous said...

@10:41
When I attended JSU I went there on Thursday night. That place was insane and I soon figured out why JSU didn't allow football players in there or track team. Not to mention several people shot in there on more then a few occasions. Bump and grind is an understatement. I would never never allow my son or daughter in that type of place. So I can assure you that more than this goes on at f reelons. Didn't close until 4 am.

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