Spitzer’s Corner Sued by Former Cook Over Wages

The corner in question.

DNAinfo says Edward Kim, who worked in the Spitzer's Corner kitchen for roughly ten months, is suing the Lower East Side spot for allegedly paying him a "poverty wage." Kim says he stuck around because he was promised a culinary education, in addition to the low pay. Instead, Kim says he was stuck doing menial tasks: "Now I realize they exploited me to get basic kitchen labor for next to nothing, for as long as they could … I feel like they've set me back on my dreams." Ten months is a long time to spend chopping garlic. [DNAinfo]