Mt. Pleasant's second annual Smoking Sausage BBQ Competition Cook-Off takes place on Saturday, August 4th (5 to 9pm) in the laneway just off Main Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

Organized by Liveable Laneways Society, the event features various restaurants from the area (including 8 1/2, the Cascade Room, the Rumpus Room and Rhizome Cafe) competing for charity, with Hyde Restaurant defending their title from last year's contest, with sausages provided by D-Original Sausage Co. 

Entrance is a $3 donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.