As if we didn't already have to tell you, the August Bank Holiday weekend is fast approaching. In fact, it all kicks off tomorrow and judging by the weather forecast, we are set for three days of glorious sunshine. Optimum conditions then for grilling and smoking outdoors.
Of course, you may be the sort of forward thinking mage who has already booked today off. Taking full advantage of an extra long break and you might be reading this right and stroking your chin, going - 'Mate, I AM on holiday and I can hear those steaks sizzling already.'
If that is you, then we salute you and your organisational prowess.
However, for those who have left things to the last minute - and don't we all - we've got a nice little incentive for you. Something that is better than nice actually. It's flippin' amazing.
We've got four tickets for Meatopia for the Friday night session to give away. With chefs including Robin Gill (The Dairy), Damian Jendrczak (Hawksmoor) and Killian Crowley (Aniar) the line up is looking great. Lest we forget that Phil Hartnoll of Orbital will also be in the house. So it's going to be loud. And dare we say it, slightly messy. But in a really good way.
To be in with the chance of winning these tickets, there is a slight catch. To enter, you will need to shop at our store in EC1, or book an online order for collection. And you need to spend over £50 to go into the draw, which will go ahead on Tuesday.
Given the rarity of these tickets, we reckon that is a small price to pay.
Besides, without this nudge, there is the small but distinct possibility that you will hit the last Bank Holiday before Christmas - and forget to get any meat in at all.
And that would be the biggest travesty.
The T&G Team.