NY Post – A West Village restaurateur duped his waitress to eat a very off-menu item — magic mushrooms, court papers allege. Sofie Rasmussen claims in court papers that Paul Abrahamian, an owner of Sticky’s Finger Joint, tricked her into eating shrooms by telling her it was a new recipe he wanted her to try. In late 2012, Abrahamian — whose West Eighth Street chicken eatery was featured on Bobby Flay’s show “3 Days to Open” — took Rasmussen, then 19, to the kitchen and had her shut her eyes to taste the dish in front of the entire staff, she said. “I was expecting chicken,” she recalled to The Post. Instead, he shoved a handful of hallucinogenic mushrooms in her mouth, then slapped his hand over her lips, the court papers charge. “It didn’t taste great. I was so confused. I was like, what the f–k is this?” she said. “Then I realized what it was.” “I felt weird. I was floating. I really didn’t want to talk to customers. I was being goofy. I was tripping, and I had one or two hours left on my shift,” she said. That night, she went to see her boyfriend. “After my shift, I was still feeling weird for an hour or two,” she said. “I told my boyfriend what happened. He was very upset, of course.” Rasmussen was too scared to report the incident because Abrahamian had threatened to fire her, says a complaint filed yesterday by her lawyer, David H. Rosenberg.
If you’re a semi attractive chick and you’re in the kitchen in back of a restaurant and someone tells you “Close your eyes and open your mouth,” do not ever comply with that. Thats the fastest way to get a dick or a mouthful of hallucinogenic drugs shoved down your throat. I mean back kitchens have gotta be some of the most fucked up places on the planet earth. People teabagging big pots of soup and pissing in food and shitting in the chili and all sorts of fucked up stuff goes on back there. Always gotta keep your head on a swivel back there or you end up getting force fed shrooms. Just be happy it wasn’t Miguel the illegal immigrant chef’s dick or all the bus boys giving you The Goat.