Dine at Quivey’s, Drink at Genna’s

It’s a free country. Freer then it should be, in my opinion, when it come to vaccinations against COVID 19. I support a universal vaccination requirement.

But since that isn’t going to happen, we need to look at other ways that the majority of us, who have done the responsible thing, can protect ourselves against the irresponsible minority.

So, hats off to Verona’s Quivey’s Grove restaurant and to Genna’s Lounge on the Capital Square. Both long-established businesses are requiring that their customers be vaccinated. Genna’s checks vax cards at the door or at the bar while Quivey’s is relying on the honor system for lack of staff to do door checks.

Eat here.

Their concern for their customers and staff makes me want to spend money there. And it’s not crazy to hope that they’ve started a trend. Other restaurants, bars and different kinds of businesses might see a marketing advantage in requiring proof of vaccination, at least in Dane County.

Some in the restaurant industry suggest that it would make things easier on them if they could point to a government mandate to require proof of vaccination. If Dane County can do that, it should do it now.

It looks like COVID is not going away any time soon. We shouldn’t be surprised. The 1918 flu pandemic echoed throughout the next decade despite vaccines, though it faded over time. And there will, apparently, always be a minority of stubborn fools who refuse to protect themselves and others. So, we have to find ways to adapt.

Here’s one customer who won’t eat in a restaurant that doesn’t require vaccinations.

Welcome to the 287th day of consecutive posts here at YSDA. Thanks for reading!


Published by dave cieslewicz

Madison/Upper Peninsula based writer. Mayor of Madison, WI from 2003 to 2011.

7 thoughts on “Dine at Quivey’s, Drink at Genna’s

  1. Dave I think we have moved out of the realm of facts and logic, but I will offer a comment in case I am mistaken.

    If you’re wondering why there are a large number of people who don’t want to have anything to do with the Democratic party, you only have to read your post. Forced vaccinations? Under what constitutional authority would you have the right to do so?

    The vaccine does not reduce transmission and it does not confer sterilizing immunity. Please read the experts, and I mean Gates and Fauci – most recent statements. The disease is problematic, but the case fatality rate for most people is extremely low. For children it is statistically zero.

    !00% of humanity can be vaccinated and the virus will not be eliminated. It lives in many animals.

    If you want to listen to someone with international expertise on this issue, listen to Geert vanden Bossche. He was a senior scientist at Pfizer, he worked for GAVI (Gates’s institution) and many other places. When we vaccinate in the midst of a pandemic, it puts pressure on (in this case) coronavirus to adapt. Coronaviridae are excellent adapters. This pressure though eliminates the weaker variants and we have the situation we are faced with now.


    1. I didn’t say forced. I said mandatory, just like we have mandatory vaccinations for kids entering grade schools. There’s no question that vaccinations reduce the spread of the virus and so reduce mutations. They also result in less severe symptoms and reduce the chance of death. Finally, are you paying attention to how our hospitals are being crushed by this? There is simply no good reason not to be vaccinated.


    1. Thank you Dave.

      “I didn’t say forced. I said mandatory.” How would you define the difference?

      “There’s no question that vaccinations reduce the spread of the virus and so reduce mutations”.

      Here’s a quote from Bill Gates on that topic:
      ““We didn’t have vaccines that block transmission. We got vaccines that help you with your health, but they only slightly reduce the transmission. We need a new way of doing the vaccines.” The vaccinated will require permanent updates, just like Windows, and just as effective.

      These vaccines do not block transmission. They were not designed to do so. Nor were they designed to confer immunity. They were designed to keep people out of the hospital. Please refer to vaccination statements from the Health departments of Singapore – the most vaccinated country in the world – and Israel – one of the most vaccinated countries in the world. Singaporean authorities have said that they cannot achieve ‘herd immunity’ via vaccination and have decided to live with the virus, Israel is reporting that the Pfizer vaccine is 39% effective. Sub-Saharan Africa, excluding S. Africa and maybe Botswana, are the least immunized countries in the world. They also have the lowest rates of infection.

      If Wisconsin had more data transparency, we could accurately assess the effectiveness of the vaccines here. In WI, as in the rest of the US, data is opaque.

      “are you paying attention to how our hospitals are being crushed by this” Yes I am, very carefully. If the hypothesis being proposed by vanden Bossche and other experts like Dr. Luc Montaignier – Nobel Laureate in Medicine for the discovery of HIV – is correct, illnesses are being driven by vaccinations. If you consider this for a moment, it will cause incredible cognitive dissonance. But reliance on Pfizer, one of the most dishonest corporations to have ever existed, and Moderna, one of the least successful healthcare companies to have ever existed, is guaranteed problematic.


  2. (I realize that you Dave are likely the only one to read this, and you might not at all)
    Here is a link to a study published in the journal Circulation, the most prestigious cardiology journal, documenting the dramatic increase in heart issues post-vaccination. The short of it:

    “We conclude that the mRNA vacs dramatically increase inflammation on the endothelium and T cell infiltration of cardiac muscle and may account for the observations of increased thrombosis, cardiomyopathy, and other vascular events following vaccination.”



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