Ask Eat.Drink.Lagos III
NOSA: Okay, you need to chill the fuck out, sir. Churrasco shawarma has fries in it and tastes like a Persian man's armpit. Who am I to judge? Well, na me dey chop am soooo....
FOLLY: It's not like we don't get that Churrasco does the proper Lebanese shawarma, it's just really not that good, Shawarma & Co does it excellently though.
NOSA: Anyway this will be the only letter for the day so this means I can do a little ranting.
Look, it's perfectly fine to dislike something we like or like something we don't. It's totally alright, you're well within your rights in fact. People disagree on shit, that's the way life works. Even Folly and I don't agree on things. Look at our trip to Charcoal, I loved the shawarma and she thought it was trash. Or our trip to Bangkok, where she said she was never going back. I've tried to convince her to give it another go and she declined.
Stop spitting at your laptop screen because I hate your shawarma. You're not going to change my mind. We've never approached a restaurant owner for free food to review and we never will. Our Ethics Statement clearly states we don't take free meals for reviews. Every single review we've done on this blog has been paid for with our money. Well, apart from that one time my cousin paid for me at Wheatbaker, but yeah, you get my drift. We don't even do advertorials as reviews.
FOLLY: People have asked and we've graciously declined. In one case, a restaurant offered us a meal for a review and we declined. Eventually, we went to the restaurant without revealing ourselves to the management, and liked the food and we obviously wrote a great piece
In another case that we eventually went to a restaurant that we declined to do a paid review for, and unfortunately didn't think the food was that amazing and wrote a not so glowing recommendation, the restaurant then unfollowed us on Instagram (they followed back later though lol).
Finally, some restaurants have taken the criticism as constructive, thanked us and said they will work on their shortcomings.
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