Local Yocal Backyard

Nov 4, 2016 By Daniel Vaughn

Local Yocal is better known as a butcher shop in downtown McKinney specializing in all-natural beef. This new venture, which opened in late September 2016, turns their raw goods into barbecue by way of a trailer-mounted Oyler smoker. Juicy slices of smoked turkey breast were the standout of the visit. They were tender and just…


Jun 8, 2016 By Texas Monthly

We’re glad we stepped away from our usual haunts to visit this old favorite. Two sliders of Danish blue cheese and applewood-smoked bacon, plus black pepper fries tossed with cheddar cheese, made a tasty duo for lunch. And we also liked the mandarin orange spinach salad, with its golden raisins,…

Hutchins BBQ

May 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

Being able to see your meat being chopped, sliced, and portioned can really improve your meal if you know what to ask for. After ordering up a three-meat combo of ribs, sausage, and sliced brisket, I noticed the knife man grabbing for a dried-out hunk of lean brisket from the…