Lauren Viera | Chicago Reader

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Re: “Gin and juiceless?

Thanks for this, Mike. You hit the nail on the head here: "And yet, even [Viera] seems to grasp the absurdity of her standard."

That's just it: I am merely one gin-drinking woman living in Logan Square who got her hopes up about Madam Geneva II opening within stumbling distance. The whole "we're doomed" bit was meant to be sarcastic. Judging by the dozens of people calling me an idiot for saying as much, I suppose that got lost in translation. As for Danny: He is a sweet dude who runs a sweet bar. We had an hour-long conversation about everything that ran in the essay, he complimented me on my talking points, and I warned him that I planned to give him a hard time in print about not taking a bigger risk with his concept. So be it. I'll still be a patron there so long as I'm welcome, and I encourage others to do the long as they don't order the tequila. (Kidding.)

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Posted by Lauren Viera on 03/23/2012 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Mother's ruin

This isn't obvious in the essay, and I don't want rumors to the contrary circulating, so I'll come out and say it: Scofflaw is a fine new bar with fine drinks. I was there last night, and will continue to support it and other quality bars (and bartenders) wherever they may be, no matter the concept.

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Posted by Lauren Viera on 03/22/2012 at 5:09 PM

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