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Friday, October 21, 2011

"Nice Shit People Borrow Permanently": Diners Are Shameless

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 7:30 AM

Silverware-stealing is more sordid than this.
  • Silverware-stealing is more sordid than this.

​Diners have no shame when it comes to stealing a restaurant's silverware, salt shakers, glasses, even laminated menus. (Ahem: Only once.) But silverware is for newbies, claims Seattle's toniest restaurant, Canlis, which recently shared with Eater Seattle the more egregious thefts that have taken place over the past few decades. 

SFoodie admits we're a little floored by some of the thefts, including this one:

Wallpaper. Twice. One person even admitted it later to Brian [Canlis, one of the owners]. She said, 'I love your wallpaper so much that I installed the exact same stuff in my home.' He said, 'Oh, how did you know where we got it?' She didn't know how to respond. The wallpaper is from these guys on Whidbey Island. It's amazing; they hand-make it and hand-press it on there. There was a big square of it cut off the wall in the ladies' room. So someone had to cut it with an X-acto knife or a penknife or something. You stole wallpaper, people. Come on.
SF restaurant people: What's the most absurd thing that anyone has stolen from your business?

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