Sticky’s Finger Joint Waitress Says Owner Fed Her Magic Mushrooms

"I was expecting chicken."
"I was expecting chicken." Photo: Courtesy of Sticky's; Alan Rockefeller/Mushroom Observer/Wikimedia

If you recall, the people who run Sticky’s Finger Joint are notoriously awful: They once physically threatened a food blogger because they were “stoned, cold, and having fun on Twitter.” Now former Sticky’s waitress Sofie Rasmussen is claiming that co-owner Paul Abrahamian tricked her into eating ‘shrooms. Late last year, Abrahamian allegedly led her into the kitchen and had her shut her eyes in front of the whole staff for a taste test. He put food in her mouth, and then his hand over her lips. “I was expecting chicken,” she told the Post. “It didn’t taste great. I was so confused. I was like, what the fuck is this? … I was tripping, and I had one or two hours left on my shift.” She quit soon after and has just filed a lawsuit. Sticky’s is maintaining, of course, that her claim is false. Meanwhile, the restaurant’s Twitter feed currently includes posts like “Everyone deserves to get fingered,” “Eat our fingers,” and, oddly, a retweet of Jonathan Benno’s Hillel the Elder quote. [Earlier, NYP]