Welcome to Eater's latest feature, Shit People Steal, in which we ask restaurateurs what items in their restaurant have been (or are frequently) stolen.
Eater Houston's first ever Shit People Steal post deals with naked ladies from the Strip House (clever wordplay, eh?) where former employee Brandy Graesser sheds light on the epidemic of napkin kleptomania.
When I was pastry chef at Strip House we had these fancy cloth napkins that had a damask pattern of silhouettes of nude women, they matched the wallpaper at the restaurant. People would steal them all the time. It got to a point where the waiters had to pretty much keep count of them and call people out. I remember hearing a few times the servers would actually stick a charge on the bill for them if they were pocketed during dinner.
If people stealing shit with naked lady silhouettes is any indication, Hey Babe Brewery better start stocking up on supplies.
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