Hutchins BBQ (Top 50)

Jun 1, 2017 By Daniel Vaughn

Four decades ago, when Tim Hutchins’s father first started serving food in far north Texas, catfish was king and his smoked meats were almost an afterthought. But along the way, the barbecue evolution happened, and now it’s tough to find a hotter ’cue operation anywhere north of Dallas. Wood-paneled walls…

Smoked in Texas: Texas Twinkies at Hutchins BBQ

Nov 7, 2016 By Daniel Vaughn

Leftover brisket is a fact of life for most barbecue joints, but how they use it says a lot about their commitment to quality. It’s far better suited for fortifying pinto beans than to be back on the slicing block for day two. I’ve eaten fine chopped brisket sandwiches, tacos,…

What Is There to Say About This Austin Police Video?

Jun 9, 2015 By Dan Solomon

A mounted police officer grabs the camera of a man filming a tense incident on Sixth Street, and a fellow officer steps in to shoot a stream of pepper spray into the man’s face. But how many videos of police behaving badly can we handle? 

What Happened in McKinney

Jun 7, 2015 By Dan Solomon

The viral story of a pool party in McKinney became the latest flashpoint in the ongoing conversation about police and race in America.

Interview: Matt Hamilton of Local Yocal Market

Mar 26, 2014 By Daniel Vaughn

Owner: Local Yocal Farm to Market in McKinney, opened 2010 Age: 37 Matt Hamilton grew up on a ranch in southern Oklahoma, but just a few years back he was using his college degree in the corporate world. It wasn’t until 2009 that he decided to go full bore into…

Hutchins BBQ

May 16, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Last June, after a one-alarm blaze left their pit room in shambles and their business on hold, the father-son team of Roy and Tim Hutchins began to rebuild. They documented the process on Facebook, offering reports from the construction site and musing about the psyche of the Texas barbecue purveyor…

Ask The Wanderer: What To Do In McKinney

Feb 27, 2013 By Jordan Breal

I'm always fielding questions from my friends and family about the best things to do and see in Texas. (There's a lot.) So, I thought, why not share some of these exchanges with you? First up: McKinney.

Hutchins BBQ

Aug 20, 2010 By Daniel Vaughn

Update: This joint has recovered from their fire and are now open for business. 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 at Hutchins,…

Family Man

Feb 1, 2004 By Skip Hollandsworth

To his suburban Dallas neighbors, Todd Becker was a doting husband and devoted father. They had no clue that he led a secret, lucrative life as a safecracker.