Not only is Chicago's Alinea restaurant plagued with pricey no-shows - diners are also swiping the joint's custom-crafted serving ware.
Chef Grant Achatz took to Twitter to muse, "This happens every once in a while, everytime it surprises me. A woman slipped glass tube that we serve the bubblegum parfait in her purse."
Many of us have known at least one person who tended to take souvenirs of significant restaurant visits - or even just a jaunt to the corner coffee shop. Ever been tempted?
And it goes without saying that we in no way endorse this behavior. Really - you like an item, ask if they'd sell it to you. We've asked a few times and almost always, they've just given it to us.