True Kitchen + Kocktails in Dallas is currently on the bad end of the press train after a now-viral video was posted onto social media. The supposed owner of the spot put a table of twerking diners on blast and went on a rant about how he doesn’t want such acts in his space, prompting Twitter to get cheeky with the responses.
Twitter user @ariellezsane_ set it all off when she shared a series of tweets in a thread that led to the video everyone is discussing at the moment.
“Not True’s owner going off on customers and telling them to ‘gtf out’ and ‘he doesn’t need their money.’ I can’t,” @ariellezsane_ tweeted. She then posted the video as seen below.
— r-e-l (@ariellezsane_) November 30, 2020
Twitter user @_tootieraww added her own video of the incident.
Me at “ True kitchen and Kocktails”minding my own business 😭🤣 pic.twitter.com/0xxhpbqxBm
— 🧡 (@_tootieraww) November 30, 2020
True’s been under fire not only for the incident on Sunday but their handling of meals for Thanksgiving, their dress code and more.
If you don’t want Chef there, just say that pic.twitter.com/d8dLBZ3diD
— Hollywood!!!! (@ChefWaites) November 30, 2020
Sparking a debate of respectability politics and talk of music being played inside the place changing the twerk dynamic, Twitter has been ablaze with back and forths supporting all sides of the argument.
We’ve got those reactions below.
Dallas Restaurant Owner Goes Viral With Anti-Twerking Video, Brunch Tables Shook was originally published on hiphopwired.com
You serving this and playing music and think muthafucka not gonna twerk fucking delusional pic.twitter.com/aw2ihPbWF5— Sky Daddy (@Frost_Sinatra) November 30, 2020
Yo @DjChubbESwagg when you get back we streaming live from True Kitchen bruh this time twerking will be allowed 😂— Zach Walker (@iam_Z92) November 30, 2020
This look like true kitchen in Dallas... food is amazing.... I love it there.. and I don’t want to see twerking when I go so I see nothing wrong— 🧁The cake lady 🎂🍰 (@pretty_gyrl_83) November 30, 2020
Let me know the next time y’all twerking at True Kitchen so when he say y’all can leave I get up and go without paying cause them people missed a blessing— *Big Herm* (@BIGWORRMM) November 30, 2020
Woke up to True Kitchen & Kocktails (Dallas) trending b/c the owner was cursing at customers when one person was twerking to the music the restaurant’s DJ played... The debate on Twitter is too real but they are still booked and busy for the next couple of months...— Tatianna Anaïs (@TatiannaAnais) November 30, 2020
The owner of True Kitchen should’ve only spoke with the DJ and the table where the twerking occurred, not the whole restaurant.— J A N A Y (@Natural_babee) November 30, 2020
Lmao the root of the issue is that on top of how unprofessional True Kitchen already was, the manager going off like that just made it 100x worse. The twerking doesn’t even matter in the grand scheme of things.— Ozo of Enjoyment 1 of Enugu State (@IgboGentleman) November 30, 2020
Y’all not going to TruLucks, Maestros, Capital Grill, Perry’s, or any other WHITE OWNED restaurant and twerking. I understand where the owner of True Kitchen talking about. He said put some respect on his shit and treat it like y’all treat white restaurants. Period— Jaelah Jean (@Iamjaelahj) November 30, 2020
yes she was wrong for twerking at the restaurant.. yes he was wrong for cursing at the entire restaurant.. and yes the music sets the tone for the atmosphere of the restaurant.. all of these things can be true— Wea Da Money Reside 💸 (@BlueStarr2) November 30, 2020
i wanted to get my own perception of true kitchen but they been making me reconsider since they opened, they always booked, bad reviews left and right, small menu, now this video surfacing with the disrespectful owner ... if you dont want women twerking then remove the dj— you see me 💋 (@saxmadre) November 30, 2020
Me when the owner of true kitchen said no twerking & i just sat back down pic.twitter.com/cpf0lIw6AK— DJ FREEDEM (@FREEDDDEM) November 30, 2020
He doesn’t want twerking but advertises these expensive ass sections, has a DJ and calls it a nightclub. The math not mathing... https://t.co/yUQ3teHInD— 🌻 (@BlondeTremaine) November 30, 2020
also discussing “women respecting themselves” in reference to twerking, is always rooted in some misogynistic bullshit.— pamela swynford de beaufort (@___d0minique) November 30, 2020
I think you guys actually just love to see Black businesses fail because there’s no way you’d be doing all this for a white owned establishment. And if they asked you to stop twerking, it certainly wouldn’t get them “canceled”. https://t.co/Z0Ye58nV4M— Olaromola🇳🇬 (@abike1999) November 30, 2020
Me reading these tweets about a woman twerking where twerk music was played inside a restaurant...... pic.twitter.com/nD1nsfdru3— The Last Hairbender (@KhaliaEvette) November 30, 2020
I don’t see anyone tryna justify twerking while standing on the furniture. That’s universally being denounced on my TL. The issue is how the patrons were addressed and the details that led up to that situation.— ʜᴇ ʜᴀᴛᴇ ᴍᴇ (@BarkyBoogz) November 30, 2020
We really have 0 accountability as a community. We don’t want to be responsible for nothing we do. Blaming the music is wild to me. I get music can make u want to dance. But to try to justify standing up twerking on furniture in a restaurant cuz ur song playing? Man Foh— Coach (@vettepassby35) November 30, 2020
Twitter is dragging the restaurant owner because they're degenerate and lack class.— Keiko 🇯🇲 (@GolferGirl305) November 30, 2020
If a stranger has to tell you no twerking in his establishment, ya'll weren't raised right.
Ya'll drag down the prestige of anywhere you go because you harbor no sense of propriety.
Good on him https://t.co/IzGM2w6bhc
Now we about to watch black twitter pray for the downfall of a black establishment because they didn’t want bitches twerking on their furniture pic.twitter.com/VvNqfmHa4l— Akiresatmidnight The OG (@AkiresHenri) November 30, 2020
He needs to be less concerned about twerking and more concerned about the number of people in that building during a PANDEMIC https://t.co/OQ6zue7cgy— Deep State Operative, Patti LaBelle (@Maia_Magnif) November 30, 2020
the latent conservative values this twerking in the restaurant debate is drawing out phew shit— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) November 30, 2020