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What happened to Viva Brazil?!

wisperch Jul 23, 2011 03:09 PM

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. Foureyes137 RE: wisperch Jul 23, 2011 05:06 PM

    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:


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

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      soupkitten RE: Foureyes137 Sep 13, 2011 07:45 PM

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


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        shadowfax RE: soupkitten Sep 14, 2011 10:41 AM

        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 ;)

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      steve_in_stpaul RE: wisperch Jul 23, 2011 08:17 PM

      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.

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        wisperch RE: wisperch Jul 23, 2011 09:29 PM

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

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          foodwork12 RE: wisperch Sep 16, 2011 10:13 AM

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

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