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Omnivore - Old man complains about 17-minute wait at Manuel's Tavern, brouhaha unfolds

'I had fallen into that class of people that Manuel's tavern no longer recognizes. White men over the age of 60.'

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Manuel's Tavern has caught some flak in recent days after failing to take care of at least one elder patron.

In a lengthy Facebook post yesterday, owner Brian Maloof issued an apology following complaints about staff's substandard service during a shift over the weekend. The drama unfolded on Sunday after Michael Mears sat down at Manuel's - a bar he says he has frequented since the mid-70's - and attempted to order a meal. What followed, as he described in a Facebook post, is a harrowing experience of what he considers ageism at its worst: