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Club Remix Sex Party Lawsuit, Kitchensurfing Goes Belly Up, and More Intel

John Kasich stopped by an UES delicatessen over the weekend, plus more restaurant news and gossip from around NYC.

[The dining room at The Butcher's Daughter in Nolita]
[The dining room at The Butcher's Daughter in Nolita]
Daniel Krieger

— A server at Club Remix in Tribeca is suing the owner for subjecting her to "nudity, prostitution, and people performing sexual acts" during weekly "sex parties" at the venue. The employee, Jamilya Bliss, says that owner Panagiotis Kotsonis wouldn't tell her when the sex parties were scheduled at the club, but he would make her work these events even though she was uncomfortable with them. Some of the gatherings were billed as pajama parties, but Bliss tells the Post: "It got so comfortable, everything was out in the open, in the bar, on the dance floor." She's seeking unspecified damages.

— Kitchensurfing, the NYC-based start-up that booked chefs for private dinner parties, is dunzo after four years in business. Re/Code notes that the company raised $20 million from investors over the years.

— Flushing's Pink Bear ice cream parlor is expanding into the storefront at  226 E. 14th Street.

— A server at White Street accidentally dumped an entire tray of drinks on Jason Bateman on Saturday.

— If everything goes according to plan this week, the proprietors of LES hot spot The Lucky Bee will get the gas turned on in the kitchen. Since opening eight weeks ago, the team has been forced to use induction burners.

—€” The owners of The Brazen Fox withdrew their liquor license application for the space directly across the street from their Third Avenue tavern. They previously submitted plans for a new bar/restaurant with a full liquor license and sidewalk cafe in the former Gothic Cabinet Craft space. No word yet on whether they're still pursuing the space or if they've dropped it for good.

— The Robs point out that fry bread is so hot in NYC right now, with versions of the dish appearing on the menus at Tim Cushman's Covina and John Fraser's Nix. Claus Meyer's forthcoming Nordic restaurant in Grand Central Terminal, Agern, will also serve a mashed potato/sourdough fry bread dish.

— Meanwhile, in the Hamptons: Beach-adjacent restaurant/lounge Harbor will not be returning to Montauk this year. Owner Jamo Willis tells the Post: "[T]he town has just made it impossible for us to operate a profitable business." Instead, he's going to do pop-up versions of Harbor this summer.

— Having already sampled pizza in Queens and Italian food in The Bronx, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich stopped by PJ Bernstein's on the UES for chicken soup with kreplach on Saturday.

—€” This week, Nicolas Niarchos of Tables for Two visits Latin clubstaurant Sofrito: "Even if the décor reminds you of all the clubs that didn't let you in as a teen, everything about Sofrito is studiously friendly, starting with a text message reminding you of your reservation. By the time you sit down, you've completely forgotten that you are dining atop a sewage plant." The critic likes the mofongo and also the plantain sushi roll.

— Tonight, Danny Newberg and Nialls Fallon — the duo behind a new seafood pop-up called Joint Venture — will be collaborating with the Nick Curtola at The Four Horsemen in Williamsburg.  The a la carte menu will focus on seafood, and Fallon will be pouring wines priced from $10 to $25 per glass. Walk-ins welcome.

— And finally, here are some handy steakhouse dining rules from Eater's resident carnivore Nick Solares:

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