Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hutchin's BBQ, McKinney, Texas 5/13/14

sampled 5/13/14

This is a place I have been meaning to get to since they made the Texas Monthly top 50 last year.  Scott had been and said it was definitely good Q.  I also had samples at the Texas Monthly and Red Dirt BBQ fests and had enjoyed their samples.  I had to take 4 pounds of Black's brisket over to my buddy Trey and had some other business over near McKinney, so I made a point to include this joint on my jaunt.  What do I do the day after after eating at 3 BBQ joints in Lockhart and bringing back 14 pounds of frozen brisket?  Why go eat more BBQ, of course!!  Some of you are not surprised....
Trey joined me on this trip and we showed up a few minutes before they opened at 11 am.  We were 4th and 5th in line.  I have definitely seen worse.  :)   They opened up right at 11 am and we waited a bit as they scrambled around to get various things that were not quite in place.  I ordered 1/2 pound of moist brisket, 2 spare ribs, and 1/4 pound of jalapeno sausage.  They have 2 meat plates, but I always prefer to order by the pound when I can.  Especially when I can't get a 3 meat plate!  I think if you serve 10 meats, you should offer a 10 meat plate because there's always going to be people who want to sample everything.

All the food looked great and seeing did not deceive.  The brisket was very moist with well rendered fat.  The smoke flavor was light but certainly present.  The ribs were nice, with the slightly crispy crust which I had noticed at Red Dirt.  They had a caramelized light glaze which was coated with a fresh application on cutting.  The ribs were tasty with good tenderness and moisture that left a good bite mark.  The sausage was hot and juicy with only light jalapeno flavor. 

A very nice meal for the price and well worth a stop if you're in the area.  I may have to fast and go back for their $17.99 all you can eat some day.  That's a pretty good deal for some very good BBQ.  This place can give Lockhart and Austin a run for their money.

1 comment:

  1. That place is Awesome Don O !! next time I wanna go !!