Last week on June 22, 2021, Bruce Woodburn was issued a trespass warning by Winter Park police officers at Hillstone restaurant in Winter Park, known for their spectacular sunset lakeside views and grilled artichoke appetizers.

The alleged disturbance that warranted this trespass order and visit from the Winter Park Police Department? Trying to order a salad “to-go” – and thus lighting off what has now become known as “Saladgate” on social media including quite a few memes as well as some humorous signage from other restaurants.

Although Hillstone has offered to-go salads in the past and continue to do takeout for certain items, it appears it is against their policy to have their salad to go right now.

Although Woodburn tried to order the salad at the restaurant to dine in, this request was denied by the restaurant management. The managers eventually called the Winter Park police to issue Mr. Woodburn a tresspass warning.

To watch the videos on facebook, visit: https://www.facebook.com/bruce.woodburn.5/posts/10159623056910719

Hillstone did not have a comment on the recent incident at this time – we will update this if we hear back from our inquiry.

Photos courtesy of Mr. Woodburn and Hillstone