Funny timing ... just as I write that Tom Collichio is irritating me, my cousin sends me an article that says he's named in a lawsuit that accuses his restaurants of wage and tip violations. This cousin happens to practice law in New York City, and tells me that the firm is highly thought of (kinda like Crain, Poole and Schmidt, I suppose.)
I can't say I'm surprised at the accusations, only because I think the restaurant business is one in which workers don't tend to be treated well.
The thing that cracks me up is that he is fighting back like a Top Chef contestant in the bottom three at judges table. In this article, Collichio says that in 20 years of operation, his retaurants have never been accused of wrongdoing and blah, blah, blah other stuff. Well, hello -- most of the people who work in restaurants don't have the means to hire attorneys.
I have no idea or opinion about the lawsuit, truly. Just interesting...