A hipster pizzeria located in San Francisco’s ironic Mission District unceremoniously snubbed Steve Jobs by refusing to seat the turtlenecked Apple King without a reservation.
The celebrity CEO was photographed on Saturday leaving the bustling Flour + Water restaurant with a rather sheepish grin on his face.
“Having more money than God didn’t help Jobs last Saturday night, when he and a companion tried to get a table,” gloated SFoodie editor John Birdsall.
“Flour + Water publicist Liam Passmore says Jobs lined up with other table hopefuls before the restaurant opened Saturday. Turns out the people immediately in front of Jobs got the last seats. So what did the man in black do? He left.”
Unsurprisingly, Passmore – who likely feared the wrath of itinerant hacks and rabid Apple fanbois – emphasized that the unbearably snobby restaurant would welcome Jobs back with open arms.
But not everyone accepted Passmore’s simplistic version of events. For example, a reader named “Ryan” insisted the alleged picture of Sir Steve had been heavily doctored.
“Most of the people in there are Photoshopped in,” he claimed.
“The person who did it lined up in the shadows with the shadows of the telephone wires instead of the shadows in the telephone pole.
“Steve Jobs, dude in blue, girl in white – all cropped in. Even shadows of people behind the camera are cropped in.”
However, another reader named “Fred” analyzed the photo in painstaking detail to prove its veracity.