Steak 101

Love steak?  Then join us for Steak 101 – an education in all things beefy with Local Yocal’s highly entertaining owner, Matt Hamilton.

Steak 101 is divided into 3 segments:

1: Meat Industry Discussion
2: The Beef Carcass and Steak Cuts
3: Grilling & Sampling!

You’ll get the inside story about beef; certification programs, meat grading, cattle raising, grilling, and much more.  Be ready to pull back the curtain and take a look at the engine that drives our current commercial food industry.

Learn about the difference between Wagyu vs. Angus, naturally-raised vs. grass-fed, and rare vs. ruined…Visit the cutting room to see what makes each steak special, and then enjoy a delicious tasting of 17+ fine beef cuts, including grass-fed, Wagyu and 100% Angus; housemade sausage, ribeyes, filet, our signature McKinney steak and more!  At the end of our 3 hour adventure, you’ll be a bona fide Steakologist!

Our popular Steak 101 class makes a great gift for your favorite carnivore, and is a wonderful way to start off a visit to historic McKinney’s old town square.

upcoming classes

Classes are usually twice a month on March through July and September through November, often on Saturday, occasionally on weeknights.  We typically open classes a month in advance, more or less, depending on how quickly current classes fill.  Click on the signup button to check our current schedule.


**PLEASE NOTE**  Currently classes are held at The Augustus, McKinney’s newest event event venue. It’s located behind Local Yocal BBQ Grill at 350 E. Louisiana St. McKinney, TX 75069

Class is 2.5 – 3 hours, depending on how inquisitive your group is. Adult beverages are available for purchase. You’ll enjoy a plethora of steak samples and scratch-made sides, which make for a really tasty lunch. 

Questions? Call the restaurant at 469-225-0800


Regular cost of Steak 101 Class is $85 per person. They can be purchased by clicking the “Sign Up Now” button above.


We are unable to provide a refund for classes. If you’re unsure of your ability to attend a class, we highly recommend purchasing the insurance through Prekindle (our ticketing service) and they will assist you with the refund.

Thank you for understanding — Thing is, we have to plan accordingly for staffing and supplies ahead of time.  We look forward to meeting you!

Contact Us

We’d love to answer any questions you have about any of our meats or locally sourced products.

Feel free to contact us by completing the form or give us a call at 469-952-3838.

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 We're located at: 213 N Tennessee St, McKinney, TX 75069 in Historic Downtown McKinney