Mercer Kitchen Cook Allegedly Broke a Plate Over Another Cook’s Head

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A fight that broke out on the line at Mercer Kitchen on New Year's Eve ended with one cook breaking a plate over the cranium of another. Angela Perez says the force of the holiday blow knocked her out and landed her in the hospital, but what's worse are her claims that shortly thereafter, her boss phoned to fire her from the Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant in Soho. Police say they're investigating; Perez says the fight started just because she called her co-worker "lazy." [NYP]