No Filter: What’s the deal with the bull, Ward?

OPINION – “No Filter Show” Co-hosts Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair sat down with Barista’s Restaurant owner Stephen Ward to get his take on the outrage over Ward’s now infamous well-endowed bull sculpture placed above his restaurant in Hurricane City. They asked:

“What’s the deal with the bull, Ward?”  Hit play:  play-arrow above to hear his answers

NOTE: Portions of this video have been edited and obscured for language and gestures inappropriate for some viewers. Parental discretion is advised.

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44 Comments

  • partyhatbull April 13, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I think he should wear that gold hat. It would be more appropriate.

    • BullPenis April 15, 2015 at 9:07 am

      No thanks the last place I want to be is on his head

  • Chris April 13, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    the reviews for Barista’s on Yelp, Google, etc. are quite interesting–very few positive remarks, a great many very negative remarks, and many stories that make Steve Ward look like a wacko jerk.

  • Laura April 13, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Wow, that guy really does seem like a wacko jerk. And his responses to the negative reviews on yelp, yahoo, etc. are priceless. Crazy, angry, hateful, immature (drug fueled?) rants that are completely unacceptable for a business owner. It’s amazing that he can run a business at all. Brain damage from drugs, perhaps….

  • Tm2282 April 13, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Wow what a self centered piece of work he us. “look at my biceps.,im so awesome, apples and meth keep me looking like this,!”

  • fun bag April 13, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    guy seems like he’s on drugs. or maybe his brain is burned out from all the crack he did back in the 80s… who knows…

    • Free Parking April 15, 2015 at 12:21 am

      Yeah this guy is….. Out There.!

  • NotSoFast April 13, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    He may be a wacko, but the clientele keep coming for the grub and entertainment. WHY?
    Reminds me of a car lot owner in the LA area. (Cal Worthington Chevrolet?) He would bring wild animals (elephants, tigers, wolfs, etc.) to the car lot for TV commercial shoots , Then folks would come and inspect the discounted cars and the droppings.
    He laughed all the way to the bank.

    • NotSoFast April 13, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      Forgot to mention a local Utah lawyer with a advertising jingle line–
      ONE CALL, THAT’S ALL! Build it (or) say it and they will come!

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic April 14, 2015 at 5:48 am

      “I’ll even eat a bug …” 😀
      Right, NotSoFast?
      Joyce
      EIC

      • NotSoFast April 14, 2015 at 9:54 am

        Right! (hum), How many bugs would you eat to pad your investment account by $2.0 million?
        By the way, I think the way the No Filter segment shines a entertainment spotlight on real people/ local history events is a winner.
        A suggestion for Barista’s steakhouse? Lease billboard space on the I -15 Vegas to Zion corridor displaying thee smiling Real Bull, with a beer in hand, with a caption of ‘We’ll Keep The Lights On For Ya! as you dig into a quality Rib Eye. (Build it and they come).

        • Mean Momma April 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

          Ohhhh Ward…. I mean NOTSOFAST, you are just so full of yourself! You can’t afford to “keep the lights on”
          LOLOLOLOLOLOL!

  • Kingofpain April 14, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Like they say “Haters gonna hate” LMAO !! Life would be pretty boring without a little controversy here and there.. I find the whole ordeal funny as …*, it’s actually refreshing to see someone stand up for what they believe in, wrong or right.. The comments about being on dope, myself I have a hard time buying that one.. The reason being he’s stayed in business for 6+ years now, not only has he stayed in business, but he’s made money, and he’s done it with everyone against him.. Next you add in he’s been married for 30 years, there’s no way in …*, especially meth as y’all accused.. Just sayin !
    Ed. ellipses: …*

    • proudpatriot April 14, 2015 at 8:43 am

      Anybody that goes to this restaurant to see a clown in a 2 bit circus are pinheads just like ward. I think I will go where they are proud of the food they serve.

    • Chris April 14, 2015 at 11:37 am

      What makes you think that “he’s made money”? Just because he says so? If you took the time to read the Yelp reviews, you would see that nearly everyone says that the restaurant is empty when they arrive. He may have seen a short term surge in business because of the “bull” story, but once people tire of his buffoonery and ridiculous prices, business will settle back down to where it was before. It is hilarious that he brags about his biceps. My 12 year old daughter has bigger arms than he.

  • JASOND April 14, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Does the Ward “tool” come to mind.

  • proudpatriot April 14, 2015 at 8:48 am

    After watching this video I had this vision of finding a cockroach in my hamberger and the staff all laughing, saying it’s all part of the fun……

  • anyonemouse April 14, 2015 at 9:13 am

    More of/from the giant penis of Barista’s.

    • Free Parking April 14, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      Really.? Yawwwwwwwn

      • anyonemouse April 14, 2015 at 9:58 pm

        Sharin’ how much you are carin’ how …

        …boring.

    • BullPenis April 15, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Mmmmm you sure are excited over an article about a penis

  • Mean Momma April 14, 2015 at 9:50 am

    If I had to sit in a restaurant and look at/listen to this guy I would loose my appetite. No wonder people are saying he ripped them off. What a $400 sunglass wearing, flappy armed, glassy meth eyed douchebag!

    • Mean Momma April 14, 2015 at 10:03 am

      Lose my appetite not loose it!

  • Mean Momma April 14, 2015 at 10:02 am

    He seems to have quite an issue with people eating burritos. Do you suppose it’s hard for him to watch the local Mexican restaurant next door getting all the customers day in and day out while his restaurant sits there virtually empty? I can just see him sitting there in his restaurant window crying…. No wonder he’s always drunk. Poor douchebag.

  • Andy April 14, 2015 at 10:44 am

    This was super entertaining! They should definitely show this interview in high school health class. Not during the anatomy section, but the “This is your brain on drugs” section. I need to eat more organic apples…

  • Jensen April 14, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Just can’t Yelp but wonder how he was able to ‘jerk’ the bull’s penis off. Must have been hard. Now he’s going to wear it on his head? How appropriate! Certainly does defines the burrito hater as being whatever ever kind of ‘head master’ that he really is.

    • anyonemouse April 14, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      Best thing I read all day. Still laughing.

      • Free Parking April 15, 2015 at 2:31 am

        and your comment is the stupidest thing I ever read

  • Free Parking April 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    What a great interview it was informative. and family oriented with an outstanding member of the community. This pillar of the community has a great business that caters to all that enter his dining establishment. his willingness to reach out to the less fortunate is admirable. he is an excellent representative of the community of weHurricane and Southern Utah. his business offers the greatest cuisine of choice with superb menu. It is without a doubt a place to be visited by all. This gentlemen is blessing to the community and we are all better off for it….

    • anyonemouse April 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      That’s almost as funny as Jensen’s post.

      • Free Parking April 14, 2015 at 9:28 pm

        LOL. Like I care what you think

        • anyonemouse April 14, 2015 at 9:45 pm

          Enough to post, no? oh, my mistake.

          • Free Parking April 15, 2015 at 12:02 am

            Yawwwwwwwwwn

    • fun bag April 14, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      LOL

  • fun bag April 14, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    the guy is an absolute idiot and so is anyone who eats there and knows better

    • Free Parking April 14, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      Fun Bag oh yeah this guy is a total psycho I don’t know how people actually walk in there and eat is beyond me

  • BullPenis April 15, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Leave me alone you bunch of perverts

  • Hugh Jass April 15, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Watching this made me wonder if it was one of those concealed picture things…. like they should have put up a sign that said “Find the biggest p**** in the room” Hint: it wasn’t (as Ward says) the “Weenie”
    *Ed. ellipses

  • Tm2282 April 15, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Proud to be “burrito eating punk!” better than a Baristas eating piece of $¢¥£!

  • jaybird April 15, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    This was great publicity! All he has to do is open his mouth and everyone knows to watch out for him.

  • mshaw April 16, 2015 at 6:56 am

    He may have 2 mil but he sure never paid correct taxes on his earnings all he knows how to do is cheat the system while others are honest. I’m sure his books are the only thing that he is good at cooking

  • Mike April 17, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    ….and the big penis is back! Drove by today, saw it and the main sign still under a different name. What a hoaxer. Publicity, even bad publicity won’t help when the owner is such a douchebag to his customers. Count on those one time, no return tourists.

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