Chef Forced to Choose Between Getting Sugar, Keeping Job

We're told that a relatively new, critically successful restaurant (with a chic location and even some love from Grub Street in the past) has just lost its chef. Apparently, the toque's insistence on having his life partner eat three or four times a week without paying precipitated a fiery battle that culminated in the split. The moral, as ever: There's no such thing as a free lunch.