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Help Bearnaise Find its Bulldog

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Welcome back to Shit People Steal, in which we ask restaurateurs what items in their restaurant have been (or are frequently) stolen.
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Bearnaise has lost its beloved bulldog. Charlotte, which has been a fixture at Spike Mendelsohn's Capitol Hill restaurant since it opened over the summer, was stolen November 8, according to a rep. The bulldog had been purchased by Micheline Mendelsohn during a trip to Paris when scouting artwork for the restaurant.

"We want her back," said the restaurant in a statement. "She served as a mascot for the restaurant and the most low-maintence pet ever. No grooming required." The restaurant is offering a reward: the thief will not be banned from Bearnaise if the statue is returned.
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313 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003

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313 Pennsylvania Ave. SE Washington, DC

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