We talk to our favourite people about all things Bristol, from food to favourite bands. This month we have Wriggle CEO Rob Hall, Business Manager Will Best, CTO Clément Debiaune and Dutch-intern-extraordinaire Stefan Verheul.
When did you guys first move to Bristol?
RH: In 2005, as a bright-eyed Bristol Uni fresher. I returned in 2013 (after a number of years in Brazil and London) set up Wriggle and haven’t looked back!
SV: A few months ago, when I started my Wriggle internship in Bristol. Great people, food and music… I love it here.
Who’s your top Bristol band / artist at the moment?
WB: Right now, it’s all about Memory of Elephants’ new EP, Faux Carrion (especially track three, ‘Who the F**k is Runcorn?’). A hugely-talented Bristol trio drawing on math-rock and instrumental, shoegazey, epicness, it’s all brilliantly original without sounding contrived or try-hard. If you like subtle, intelligent, melodic progression served with an angular, visceral side of loudness, check them out.
Where are the best eats around town?
RH: Too many to think of! Perennial favourites are Katie & Kim’s and Workhouse Kitchen. The Canteen is about as good as it gets for all-round evening and the Plumed Serpent (in the Bear Pit) is our new pop-up favourite.
CD: Don’t forget Burger Theory (they’re top of the Bristol burger game, IMO) and Grillstock, the best BBQ sauce in the world, paired with the best smoked pulled pork.
Your favourite Sunday roast?
CD: My mate’s BBQ. Close your eyes. Imagine a pork shoulder slowly roasted for a perfect crackling. Now, serve this beauty on a massive plate with great sides. Crispy skin, gravy, roasted potatoes, the works. A match made in heaven.
RH: The Epicurean is about as good as it gets…
WB: The Lansdowne is also great shout, and the roast beef from The Alma Tavern is the best I’ve had. Cooked to perfection, slightly pink, perfectly tender. Mmm.
Your tried and true lunch hour Wriggle deals?
SV: Chilli Daddy on Baldwin Street, hands down. I’ve eaten there so much I think that I’m actually turning into a Pork Saozi hotpot!
RH: Ooh. Pepenero Pizza and Small Bar are dangerously close to our office. Otherwise Vietnamese food at the brilliant Tuk Tuck or a cheeky Bagel Boy on St Nick’s street.
CD: Bar Buvette on Baldwin Street is one of Wriggle’s best kept lunch secrets. Probably the tastiest grilled cheese sandwich known to man and great wine (French, of course).
What’s your favourite thing about the city?
SV: The amazing independent businesses, the laid-back vibe and the creative people.
CD: All the street food markets!
WB: That mural of Trump and Boris having a snog in Stokes Croft.
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