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What happened to Viva Brazil?!

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We went over there for dinner and it was closed. We had read a review and wanted to try it out since we used to eat at Big E's all the time. Anyone know what's going on?

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  1. There was a story in the SW Journal (by way of Heavy Table) regarding how Big E either quit or was not allowed to return, depending on whom you believe, which resulted in a postponed opening:

    http://www.swjournal.com/index.php?pu...

    Considering this Eric's history and reputation, it's hard to imagine this is terribly surprising.

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    1. re: Foureyes137

      more on the split, cover story in city pages last week:

      http://www.citypages.com/2011-09-07/r...

      1. re: soupkitten

        After reading that, you'd have a hard time convincing me to try his food, no matter what anyone said about it.

        And with the credit card fraud conviction on his record, you'd have to pay ;)

    2. Do you mean an actual "we were there and this is what we had" review or a "preview" of the resto? My understanding is that Eric was fired the night before the soft open, so I don't know as anyone has been served in that restaurant yet.

      1. Maybe it was just a preview - but I thought the place was open. Oh well.

        1. thats a bummer - i wanted to try there as well.