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.'


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: