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.
The scene of an attempted theft [Photo: Girl & The Goat]
In the latest installment of Shit People Steal is The Girl & The Goat, a place primed to have stuff snagged from it due simply to chef/owner Stephanie Izard's TV notoriety. Surprisingly, not much has been taken, but the things that have been snagged have had an impact on Izard. We're not going to say she cried, but when her bobble head goat was replaced with a "missing" sign, she wasn't pleased. So not to steal her thunder, too, we'll let Izard talk about it herself.
On the line we have all these little goat toys and we had a big bobble head that was featured in Saveur. Someone stole the little bobble head. And someone was sitting on table 4 just in front of the line and tried to take one of the little goat toys and the server saw and called the person out and said, "Oh, so should I add like $15 to your bill for that?"
[Regarding the bobble head] I was pissed because we don't have another one. I was talking to my friend [Ken Friedman] who owns the Spotted Pig [in New York] that people steal their pigs all the time, but people also bring them pigs. So we're just waiting for someone to bring us a new goat, I guess.