Charlotte Aufdem-Brinke is the co-owner of Dan’s Restaurant and Tap House, a longtime Boonsboro, Md. restaurant, 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.
The 40-year-old mother of four says she cultivated a social justice platform, using her restaurant as an example.
With the help of her staff, she is promoting a message of inclusion, tolerance, and acceptance, values she says she is teaching her children.
But, she says, she and her staff have become political targets – but she’s not backing down.
Aufdem-Brinke said that she took a public stance on the Black Lives Matter movement. Doing so, Aufdem-Brinke said, many local conservatives and Trump supporters are targeting her business with vitriol and hatred.
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.