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EDL Weekender: Danfo Bistro Edition

Hey guys! It’s Folly here because bad things happened to Nosa’s laptop. It’s largely his fault because he treats it like it’s a Toyota Highlander when it’s really a fragile MacBook Air. While that’s getting sorted, I guess I have to take this over.


Of course, EDL playlists are back in 2019. Here’s this weeks version curated by Nosa - not me obviously.



Suya Onion Rings @ Danfo Bistro

We’ve had to mute the tweet with the Ewa Agoyin and Agege bread because the reactions were excessive. Another menu item from our experience that we really enjoyed were the Suya Onion Rings. If you’ve ever been confused by the concept of frying onions and then eating them, it’s not just you I’m still confused too, but this is the perfect Nigerian inspired introduction into the American staple.



The real thing we wanted to talk about today was the Hennessy Shanghai that Nosa had copious amounts of at Talindo last night but since there are no pictures of the beverage to accompany this recommendation, here’s something else we found that we thought we’d share. The Metaphor is a new spot that just opened in that VI Extension area near Water Corporation and behind Zenith Bank. I haven’t been but I saw an Instagrammer describe the decor as similar to your grandfather’s house as a positive compliment so I’m really intrigued.



Yagalife facts by Yagazie Emezi at 16/16

Here’s the latest in Alte Lagos…. Yagazie is the latest artist in residence at 16/16. Her work focuses on body positivity, sexuality, and various life lessons drawn from her own life’s experiences. It opens today and from my experience there’s always something special on opening night so I wouldn’t delay.

That’s all from me this week, enjoy beloved. Here’s some unsolicited advise don’t fight on the Internet this weekend. It’s never worth it…

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We'll be Doing Some Drinking at #EatDrinkFestival

For most of the blog's existence, we’ve been more Eat.Eat.Lagos than Eat.Drink.Lagos.  

This year, we made a concerted effort to fix that a bit. We got the Drink Lagos sub-blog up this year and to take it to another level, we’re adding a drink stage to the festival. You can call it the “Drinks Theatre” and we’ve partnered with a few brands in the Diageo portfolio to bring a proper Drink Lagos experience to #EatDrinkFestival. 

There will be quite a few things  going on in the Drinks Theatre so let us break it down for you.

Guinness Rich Room & Bold Room Lite

We got invited to the Guinness Flavor Room activation a couple weeks. Beyond Rio Ferdinand (an absolute legend) and a surprise Burna Boy appearance, we were absolutely blown away by the activation itself. Activations tend to border on the meh side of things, but this one was so good. We can’t reveal too much detail without spoiling it, but we’ve convinced the Guinness team to recreate it at #EatDrinkFestival. You can expect some specialty Guinness cocktails, henna and art. That’s all we can say for now…lol. 


In the actual “theatre”, there’ll be a couple of interesting sessions for guests who swing by. Diageo is in the house so expect complimentary cocktails from the vodka and whiskey bars that are powered by Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker. There are limited seating so it’s "first come, first serve” so you better get in there early if you’re interested. 

Art of the Cocktails - Day 1 (Dec. 26) 4 - 5 pm

Hosted by Lala and the Eko Cocktail Club, this will be an intimate discussion on the versatility of gin. Lala will be demo-ing some of her original recipes for you to recreate at home. You’ll learn about crafting more expressive cocktails that go beyond the basic gin and tonic or vodka and orange juice. 

Explaining the Labels - Day 2 (Dec. 27) 4 - 5 pm

If you’ve ever wanted to understand the difference between the Johnnie Walker labels, this is the session for you. The Johnnie Walker brand ambassador, Caesario deMedeiros, and Bariety Club will be hosting a whiskey tasting session. This one should be plenty fun and the content might make for a good conversation starter some day. 

Bar Battle - Day 1 & 2 (Dec. 26 & 27) 6 - 7 pm

The final event is an amateur Bar Battle and there’ll be a N100k cash prize. To enter, submit 2 interesting original drink recipes, i.e. cocktails you invented at home using this form. The team will select 4 finalists and they’ll come “battle” it out at the festival. 

The Official IJGB* Guide to Lagos - 2018 Edition

*IJGB (I Just Got Back)

IJGB /eye-jay-gee-bee/ 

The official term used to denote a fresher in Lagos. One who has probably just hopped off a plane at Murtala Mohammed Airport and is ready to pioneer all possible rocks in Lagos. 

First, this is the latest IJGB Guide we’ve done in a while. But it’s not my fault though, I was busy fighting my enemies in the office so I didn’t notice December had properly kicked in until my salary kicked in. 

Second, your boy has been paid so Christmas has OFFICIALLY started. 

Speaking of of getting paid, the dollar has been relatively stable this year. There was a little spike a couple weeks ago, but big daddy Meffy has been fighting the fire with all his might. Smart people say it’s one of those things where you transfer the effects to the long term in exchange for short term reward. Long story short, your dollar might not buy out the bar this year, but it probably will next year. So stay tuned for 2019 IJGB Guide lol. 

Anyway, here’s a lowdown on what you’ve missed since your last visit:


Where to Eat

Z Kitchen

Yeah, some locals might say it’s overrated or it’s “not that good”, but those ones tend to forget they’re in Lagos and everything sucks. Look, you cannot, with good conscience, say there are 10 restaurants in Lagos better than Z Kitchen. And when you look at it like that, it’s easy to see why it’s the best new opening of the year. The seafood pasta is a scam, but they steaks are excellent and so is the cheesecake. 


Honorable Mentions: Sushiholic, Maison Kayser, Burg


Where to Drink

Buzz Barr

Was Buzz Barr here last year? I’m a washed man so I really don’t know what the streets are saying these days. Christina knows though and she says the Pornstar Martini is a top 5 cocktail in Lagos:

The Porn Star, which is a passionfruit martini accompanied by a miniature glass of champagne, was O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G.
It was made from fresh passionfruit, vodka, passionfruit liqueur, vanilla liqueur, fresh lime juice and shooter champagne. This definitely makes top 5 Drink Lagos cocktails – it was neat, strong and sophisticated.

She knows what she’s saying so I’d trust her. 

Honorable Mentions: The Grill by Delis, SABOR


Where to... Lagos?

Has anything really changed since last year? Oh, there’s no more Visionscape. Yeah, that’s a big change.  Anyway, here’s a calendar full things I’d do if I was still jumping the fence at Likwid. 

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