Ask Eat.Drink.Lagos LIX

With so much #EatDrinkFestival chatter it's easy to neglect the actual blog, but we're not those kind of people. 

Hey, looking for a place like 355 to celebrate my birthday. A lounge/bar with nice Nigerian music, drinks and a good atmosphere. Any suggestions?
— A.O

FOLLY: Sao Cafe in Lekki. 

NOSA: I agree with Folly. You should check out Sao. SInce Obi's thing, that's the new rocks.


Message: hi, can i get your more recent opinion on spot(s) for a few friends, talking 6 where i can have a very good birthday dinner.
— R.A

FOLLY: This doesn't really give me a lot of information to make a good recommendation. Specifically, I don't know your budget or what kind of food you're looking for. So I'm just going to go out on a limb here and recommend Arabesque. 

NOSA: I'll say BL Restaurant. Mainly because of the pizza and the hummus.

Now, since this is a series all about questions we decided to throw in a FAQ (of sorts) on the #EatDrinkFestival

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Q: I want to come for the #EatDrinkFestival, how do I do it?

A: Honestly, you just come. There's no fee to get in, just bring your appetite and your wallet as you do have to pay for your food directly to the vendor(s) at the point of purchase

Q: Can I bring a friend? (Yes, people actually ask this)

A: Yes, you may bring as many friends as you want.

Q: Is there parking?

A: We had a lot of issues with parking last year. This year, it's a lot better. I promise.  

Q: Is it free? 

A: Yes, it's free to enter. The vendors, however, will probably charge. Some might give out free samplers or stuff, in general, but most will charge a fee for their product. 

Q: How much money should I bring?

A: You can bring as much money as you'd like or as little as N300 (that's the price of the cheapest thing on any of the vendor's menus) In fact, yesterday we did a post that calculated the average cost of each vendors' menus.

PS. Don't add all the averages together as your budget for the #EatDrinkFestival because no one human could possibly eat every single thing at the festival.

Q: How do I pay the vendors

A: You can pay using PayWithCapture, POS, and Cash. You can learn about PayWithCapture and how easy it is to use it here

Q: What else is going to be there apart from food?

A: Okay, no one actually asked this. But in addition to food, there will also be food, food, drinks, music and a live broadcast by Urban 96.5 FM

And if you're just reading this blog for the first time in months, or the first time ever. The #EatDrinkFestival is Eat.Drink.Lagos' bi-annual food festival this at will feature some of the best and emerging food vendors in Lagos. It's this Sunday, July 17 at Fantasyland, Ikoyi at 12PM. 

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Finally, as a reward for getting to the end of the post. We're giving away two N1000 vouchers on behalf of Jamski, one of the #EatDrinkFestival vendors. To enter, check out their menu on the festival website, and leave a comment here with what country's cuisine Jamski makes AND your social media handle (so we can contact you if you win).