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.