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Chef Sean Brock on Errant Bums and Purloined Ribeyes

Welcome to Eater feature Shit People Steal, in which we ask restaurateurs what items in their restaurant have been (or are frequently) stolen.

[Photo: McCrady's]

James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock of Charleston restaurants Husk and McCrady's provided a short but entertaining list of just a few of the shenanigans he has witnessed. The good news ? these are tales of thievery interrupted. Though we're guessing the restaurant didn't end up serving that almost-stolen ribeye:

1. I went to get ice from the ice machine by the back door towards the end of service one night, and when I opened the lid, there was a ribeye sitting in there that someone was planning on stealing, or had put there for someone to come in and grab quickly.
2. A bum came upstairs in our banquet kitchen one night, went into the closet in there and was attempting to steal our chef de cuisine's bag when [McCrady's chef de cuisine] Jeremiah [Langhorne] confronted him and asked why he was stealing his bag, the bum said, "Oh, I'm sorry man; I thought it was a tote."

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