Down on Ship Street in Brighton there used be a place called The Smugglers; a sports pub with a nightclub above, aptly named The Loft, and 10 Below, a slightly smaller club below the main pub.
It closed down in 2015 and has now been reborn as The Walrus. I was invited to their VIP lunch to check out the new venue and sample some of the menu. Naturally, I took J with me 🙂
I love Lyndsay (Fizzy Peaches). She invites me to food places. That’s my kind of friend. When she invited me to a blog event to try out the new Mod Pizza at Brighton Marina and I couldn’t say yes fast enough.
I headed down last Monday and met up with Aine (Honestly Aine), Carrie (One Pleasant Day) and Lauren (Belle du Brighton). Once inside, we met Ange and Ryan as well for an evening of fun and food.
Whenever my parents or friends come to visit me in Brighton, my lack of knowledge on good places to eat is pretty shocking. I’ve actually taken someone to McDonald’s on Western Road before because I’m that bad at knowing where to eat! If you’ve ever been there, you’ll understand 😀
Then the lovely folks at Wriggle got in touch and now I have a handy website and app which shows me deals from local eateries; whether it’s a café down a side street I’ve never heard of before or the best street food that everyone’s been raving about.
When Sophie contacted West Sussex Bloggers on Facebook asking for some foodie bloggers to come to an evening at Bella Italia* to try out their new menu, I immediately messaged back and said I was a lifestyle blogger and did that count? It turns out it totally did and so on Monday night, I took my first foray into the world of Yelp events. What the hell is a Yelp event, I hear you ask? Yelp events are a great way to meet new people and try out new places, all they ask is that you leave a review on their site!