The mysterious diner who has been tipping thousands of dollars on
restaurant bills across the country has left a $2,500 tip at Crudo in
The latest photo on the tipper's Instagram account - @tipsforjesus -
shows Crudo mixologist and co-owner Micah Olson holding a receipt with a
$2,500 gratuity on a $530.67 bill. The man had dinner Tuesday at the
restaurant, 3603 E. Indian School Road, and on the receipt he wrote:
"best restaurant in Phoenix. Visit Micah at Crudo."
"He was a super normal guy, slid up to the bar and settled into a few
glasses of Pappy 23 bourbon. It's one of my favorite spirits, so
naturally we chatted a bit. Before leaving he asked if I've heard of
TipsForJesus and let me know I might get a few phone calls tomorrow. It
wasn't until he left that I noticed the tip," Olson told The Republic via e-mail Wednesday.
The Tips for Jesus user has nearly 30,000 followers on Instagram. His
profile reads: "Doing the Lord's work, one tip at a time." The first
photo post was of a $3,000 tip on an $87.98 bill on Sept. 8 at Bar Louie
in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Since then, @tipsforjesus has appeared several times, posting photos
of a $10,000 tip on a $265.96 bill at the Hungry Cat in Hollywood;
$5,000 on $84.05 at Legends of Notre Dame in Southbend, Ind.; and $5,000
on $576.50 at Moondogs, Too in Port Orchard, Wash.