Free BBQ, a slider battle, and drinks from a floating pontoon


London Freebie of the Week
Camden BBQ spot Porky’s are cutting the ribbon on their all-new Bankside joint tomorrow night, and you could win a meal for two (gloriously dry-rubbed, low-smoked, Memphis-style ribs & tips, 18-hour pulled pork, Southern-US-style cocktails, etc.) by just tweeting here with the hashtag #PorkysBankside to win. Entries end 5pm Sat, but even if you don’t win, you can still get ribs, fries, and a cocktail for a mere tenner between the 10th & 25th of June! Fatten up their website now

Thursday, June 5th: Red Market is back today, and this year they’ve thrown in with the folks at Background Bars. What does that mean? Well, it means cocktails, local craft beers, DJs, a tiered deck-chaired terrace, custom canopy tents, three concept bars, and live bands. That’s what it means. And here’s where to find out more.

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Thursday, June 5th: It’s time for another delicious food fight with the Slider Decider. With 16 hopefuls grilling and baking, including last year's winner Opera Tavern, plus new kids Nanban, Ember Yard, Hixter, and more. This will be a tough call. You be the judge right here.

Friday, June 6th: Flamingo Pier is back today with their disco-tropical floating pontoon food fest at The Counter Cafe. You’ll find the likes of bite-sized deliciousness from Canababes & Co., booze from Lickalix and CRATE Brewery, and tunes spun by Ben Gomori. Check out a video from last time and find all the info, here.

Saturday, June 7th: The Soho Food Feast is back for the annual support of the Soho Parish Primary School and all the best restos are getting involved. A two-day event, you can try small bites from spots like Bone Daddies, Beagle, Ducksoup, Flat Iron, Bocca Di Lupo, Pizza Pilgrims, and many more. Go eat everything, here.