Ask Eat.Drink.Lagos XXIX
Before we get into today's business, let's answer a question we've gotten a lot on Twitter
"Is the food at the Eat.Drink.Festival free ?"
FOLLY: No, it's not.
NOSA: Some vendors might choose to give out food for free, but it's really at their discretion.
FOLLY: These businesses are the livelihoods of all our partner vendors, so it would be great to reward them with money for the food they have taken time to prepare for us. Like a "Hey! This is delicious, here's my money".
Additionally, from the menus that some of the vendors have shared with us, a lot of the food is very decently priced so you won't have to liquidate your fixed deposit for this one.
Certainly, it would be nice to do on open call to the entire Nigerian internet for a free food festival, but we're not there yet.
NOSA: This is actually an idea though. Maybe GTBank can sponsor it. Don't think they made money from NdaniTV so we know they have no qualms with flushing money down the toilet for marketing purposes. They can spin it as a acquisition thing. You need sign up for a GTB account to enter LOL. Look, if any GTB person is reading this and wants in, you know where our email address is.
Anyway, back to the business of the day.
FOLLY: Zen Garden and Orchid Bistro are solid options. Luckily for you, both are right next to each other on Isaac John so you can easily check both out to weigh your options. Orchid Bistro makes really nice cocktails too, so I hear.
NOSA: We'll look like some weirdos doing a photoshoot at a restaurant. It's already weird that we stand up to take food pictures. I mean, I can describe the ambience if it's something that stands out. I got a B in WAEC English and I swear I know more adjectives than "awesome". Maybe I'll sneak a picture here and there, but I'm not doing a photoshoot. Maybe Folly will, but bad man like me nuh do that, fam.
FOLLY: I don't do much grocery shopping so I'm not the expert on this. If you're around Victoria Island or Ikoyi, Deli's on Akin Adesola will most likely sort you out.
NOSA: Just check out all the grocery stores that foreigns like: Delis, Rennie's (on Cameron), 9-to-7, and L'Epicerie. You'll strike gold at some point.