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.
This week's edition is a twofer, beginning with former Bar Bambino beverage manager Becky Pezzullo, who writes in about the constantly disappearing leather napkin ties at the popular 16th St. Italian joint:
"When I was there we had to replace at least 20 a week, and Ryan [Robles, the manager] used to see them on wrists all over the Castro." Robles adds, "I cannot even tell how many times I see them on the wrists of people (mainly men...gay men). Can't get enough of the leather I guess. I bet you they're even more popular during the week leading up to Folsom Street Fair. Kidding....kinda. Anyways, people love this shit!"
Meanwhile a reader who shall remain anonymous writes, "I have to admit I stole the French Laundry clothespin that was on my napkin. They must go through a lot of them."
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