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Beloved Meat Purveyor Local Yocal Will Open a McKinney Restaurant

Look for barbecue and comfort food on the menu

Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Local Yocal, a McKinney butcher that’s provided grass-fed beef to Dallas restaurants for years, is getting into the restaurant game.

Owner Matt Hamilton will open his first-ever eatery, dubbed Local Yocal BBQ & Grill, at 350 East Louisiana Street in McKinney, according to CultureMap. The 10,000 square foot space will be a one-stop-shop for Local Yocal, housing a butcher shop, restaurant, market, and sprawling wine room, along with a private events space that will be used for monthly pop-up dinners.

As far as the food is concerned, diners can look forward to a menu of smoked meats, burgers, and Southern comfort food, along with sandwiches and quick-serve options that will be available during lunch. “At lunch, the idea is to get a great lunch in and out, so we’ll be doing expedited service where you order and the food is brought to your table,” Hamilton told CultureMap. “At dinner, it’ll be a more traditional style with a hostess and reservations.”

Hamilton hasn’t announced an opening date for Local Yocal BBQ & Grill just yet, but diners can get some idea of what the restaurant will be like on June 9, when Chef Adam West hosts a steak dinner that shows off the butcher’s best beef.