Charlotte Aufdem-Brinke hits back at Dan’s Tap House critics

Charlotte Aufdem-Brinke

Charlotte Aufdem-Brinke is the co-owner of Dan’s Restaurant and Tap House, a longtime Boonsboro, Md. restaurant and a cornerstone hangout in the historic Western Maryland town.

Aufdem-Brinke joined A Miner Detail Detail Podcast for the second time on June 22, 2020.

This is Episode 270.

Charlotte Aufdem-Brinke on Black Lives Matter 

The now-40-year-old mother of four is pushing a social justice message, using her restaurant as her primary stage and platform to effectuate change inside her culturally conservative, pro-Trump community.

With the help of the Tap House restaurant staff, Aufdem-Brinke, who was raised on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, said her mission is to promote inclusion, tolerance, and acceptance, and her restaurant will set the example.

Despite her good-natured attempts, Aufdem-Brinke said she and her staff became political targets.

But she’ll continue her mission, and she doesn’t retreat any time soon.

Black Lives Matter support 

Aufdem-Brinke and the Tap House support Black Lives Matter, the decentralized political and social movement protesting against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people.

In the days after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd, protests erupted around the country, and Black Lives Matter foisted itself into the national spotlight, drawing tens of thousands of Americans into the streets of America’s big and small cities alike.

Supporting Black Lives Matter in Boonsboro, a culturally conservative small-town bastion, caught the attention of local supporters of Donald Trump, whom, Aufdem-Brinke says, adversely targeted the Tap House and called on local residents to boycott the restaurant she and her ex-husband/business partner Daniel Aufdem-Brinke, co-own.

Some Trump supporters even waged small protests on the sidewalks in front of the Tap House and disrupted restaurant patrons when driving by the Main Street restaurant, sometimes in large trucks.

Later in the podcast, Aufdem-Brinke discussed COVID-19’s impact on the Tap House and how Maryland Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot (D) and his team stepped in to assist.

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