While traveling to eat BBQ is a ton of fun, sometimes it’s nice to hit up one of the local spots. On a Friday night, when most folks are heading to watch local high school football, I decided to head out to one of my favorite places in Collin County, Hutchins BBQ in McKinney, TX. Hutchins has been open since 1978 and is one of the few great BBQ places that are open for dinner. Hutchins looks like a BBQ joint should with its red barn wood exterior. Walking into the door, you are met with a winding line that resembles waiting for a ride at an amusement park. Once you are up to the butcher block you have the option to order by the pound, 1 or 2 meat dinner plates or a sandwich. Tonight I went with a two meat plate of brisket and ribs, then ordered ¼ pound of jalapeno cheddar sausage. Once you have your meat there is a self-serve bar of sides. Dinner plates come with 2 sides and I opted for their mac and cheese and beans.
Now my family’s favorite part of Hutchins is the free (yes I said free) dessert! Serving up banana pudding, peach cobbler and ice cream it’s hard to make a choice. This time I opted for the Peach Cobbler with a little vanilla ice cream. Very good overall and worth saving a little room for in the stomach!