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Taste Test: Bottles Pizza
 

NOSA: In our Bottles review, we mentioned the addition of pizza to the menu. A restaurant specializing in Tex Mex fare suddenly adding pizza to its menu is probably one of the weirder things we’ve encountered in Lagos.  Not the weirdest though, that one belongs to the Tex Mex spot at Ikeja City Mall with Efo Riro on the menu. That one will never not be funny. 

FOLLY: Word is Bottles built a proper wood-fired oven to go with it too.

NOSA: Adding pizza to the menu is definitely weird, but I’m not going to lie and say Bottles hasn’t been thorough about it. The pizza selection isn’t boring, on paper, and they deliver too.  The Pesto Pizza, in particular, looks very interesting. 

NOSA: For our little experiment, we went with the Parma & Rocket Pizza. The rocket wasn’t really rocket. At my big age, I think I should know what rocket is. What’s on the pizza is actually a baby spinach. It looked and tasted like it. I know my vegetables, fam.

FOLLY: Nosa doesn't eat fruit but he makes up for it in vegetables. I guess that's a good thing. Anyway, yes he is right definitely spinach and not rocket. 

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NOSA: They did warn that everything on the menu was subject to availability of ingredients, but it would’ve been nice if we were warned ahead of them bringing the actual pizza. I mean, look at the rocket on Sabor’s Surf & Turf Flatbread and how they use real rocket. 

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FOLLY: The parma ham was okay but cutting it up in squares would have been better than spreading uncut atop the slices and thus creating a logistical challenge . 

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NOSA: As you’ve probably gauged by now, Bottles leans towards the thin crust wood-fired style like Pizze-riah and La Taverna.

FOLLY: While we're comparing, the quantity of parma ham was a little bit less than you'd get on a pizza at either of the aforementioned places.

NOSA: Yeah, unlike the aforementioned two, our pizza wasn’t also particularly fresh. The limited “cheesiness” hinted at it, but the crust gave it away. 

FOLLY: I also wasn't particularly impressed by the quality and quantity of cheese on this pizza. The base tomato sauce was more prevalent than the cheese was.

NOSA: It tasted like it was made some hours earlier and just heated up before it was served to us. Thin crust pizzas don’t really “keep” well. If it’s not eaten fresh, it’ll expose many a pizza parlor. The crust quickly turns stiff. If you’ve eaten a day old baguette, you should be familiar with how it hardens. With a thin crust pizza, it’s like eating a biscuit.

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NOSA: It such a shame because Bottles has clearly put a lot into this pizza thing happen and such rookie errors should not occur. It’s an easy fix though and I do hope they fix it. 

FOLLY: Or maybe we caught them on a bad day? Or maybe they should just maintain their focus on Tex-Mex? If you've tried it can you let us know your experience?

Stout Wars: Guinness v Legend

FOLLY: A few weeks ago Nosa put out a joke about Legend being the drink of choice for armed robbers and Twitter NG got upset. 

NOSA: I said what I said. 

FOLLY: The responses ranged from the handler of this account needs to be fired, a brand can't come for another brand, and that we'd just lost ourselves an endorsement from Legend. The last one made me howl. 

NOSA: Look, if you’re a discerning drinker, it’s even a thing to be discussed. If you like your stouts, there’s no way you can like Legend. It’s way too light and is not as creamy as the old Legend ads suggested it would be. 

FOLLY: I really enjoy making our Taste Test videos so all the engagement gave me the idea for this one. It also gave us a chance to reshoot a stout video because we'd previously shot one last year but the footage was unusable due to sound issues. You might have noticed our video equipment has improved significantly since then. I disgress, 

We rounded a few friends of the blog who don't normally drink stout to get their novice opinion on the drink. We first asked them if they could tell the difference from looking or smelling, then they placed their guesses. Next, they tasted blind and then they re-confirmed their guesses. 

FOLLY: Oddly enough, most people like the supposed drink of choice for armed robbers. Will Nosa have to redact his tweet....

NOSA: Well, they’re wrong and I’m right.  Only the non-stout drinkers liked Legend and that’s because Legend tries it’s hardest to not be a decent stout.

Eat.Drink.Lagos x Wings N Sides Blazing Hot Challenge

A couple weekends ago we did something crazy. Inspired by Hot Ones, we invited three daring readers to try the Wings N Sides Blazing Hot Challenge for our "EDL TV". The challenge, which has been a thing since Wings N Sides opened their physical location in December, is to eat 12 super HOT chicken wings in 3 minutes without drink any water or milk.

If for some crazy reason, this video has motivated you to take the challenge. You can attempt it at Wings N Sides in Lekki any day they are open. 

And if you have attempted already, how did you do?

Nigerians Try Sushi For The First Time

FOLLY: This was easily the most fun video that we ever shot. It was also so smooth from a logistics standpoint because the EDL Studio is fully set up. Nosa and I are still learning the work in terms of being YouTubers but it'd definitely a fun adventure. Video bloggers clearly have all the fun. 

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That said, we put a call out on Twitter for Nigerians who have never tried sushi before and the feedback was overwhelming.

Of course, there were some people who had definitely tried sushi before who were pretending slash lying and we got a lot of questions asking how we'd know.

 

It's not foolproof but we are able to tell genuine from ingenuine. We sent invitations to some people who were ingenuine but they eventually fessed up because of how the invitation was worded. Reverse psychology at play there. 

Thanks to our lovely readers (I don't know if they want to be named) who volunteered to face their fears and try "raw fish".

Eat.Drink.Lagos Taste Test: Bubble Tea

Bubble tea, or "chewy tea" like Hilary Clinton calls it, is one of the weirder drinks we've tried. And we couldn't keep this weirdness to ourselves.

We invited four readers, Timi, Ope, Uche, and Chioma, to our little office to try bubble tea for the first time.

Yes, we said office. We're almost blown now.