Holy Schnitzel, it's Oktoberfest 2018!

Historic Downtown McKinney is all set to tap the keg this weekend for the 11th annual Oktoberfest celebration, with three full days of German fun, food, and of course beer! The event boasts dozens of different activities and entertainment options (competitions, arts & crafts, artisan shopping, a carnival, and more…) but honestly if you ask me, the main highlight is the food and drinks! WHEN Friday, September 28, 5 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, September 30, Noon to 5 p.m. WHERE Historic Downtown McKinney FOOD VENDORS TO LOOK FOR Rye. Craft Food and Drink. The new small plates concept at Rye is off to a solid start! So I'm beyond excited to see what t

GIVEAWAY - Wagyu Beef Bundle

Fire up the grill and get your steak knives ready, because we have an insanely delicious giveaway for you from Texas Craft Wagyu! Enter to win a beef bundle, valued at $150, made up of 1.5 lbs Chuck Eye (two steaks), rounded off with Kabobs, Round steaks, ground beef and beef sausage. Texas Craft Wagyu features intensely marbled Wagyu raised in North Texas, the same breed of cattle that becomes Japanese Kobe beef. They allow their cattle to grow slowly so each cut develops a unique flavor profile. From rich, buttery steaks, to meaty ribs and roasts. All their beef is dry aged 30 days, enhancing its tenderness and flavor. Texas Craft Wagyu is available only in small batches and offered ex

6 Pro Tips to Enjoy Oktoberfest with the Kiddos

When many people hear "Oktoberfest" they likely think about huge steins of beer, brats, and German costumes. While these are plentiful at McKinney's annual Oktoberfest celebration, there are also a TON of great family friendly activities, like carnival rides, petting zoo, face painting, rock climbing wall and weenie dog races. Read on for our pro tips to avoid lines, maximize family fun, and find what's new for the kiddos this year! There are few things less enjoyable than trying to get an excited kid to wait patiently in line for tickets at a festival. There are too many fun distractions all around! So why not skip the lines and head straight for the food and fun? Your kids (and your blood

Harvest to host craft beer launch party this Thursday

Attention beer lovers, foodies, and fans of Harvest Seasonal Kitchen! Harvest beers will be now be available in a signature growler. Farmer's Daughter This Thursday September 20th from 5:00-8:00pm, Harvest Seasonal Kitchen is embracing Fall with a launch party to debut their new beer Red River Rye, a red ale brewed with Texas grains and rye, dry hopped and naturally conditioned with local wildflower honey. Red River Rye is the second in their collection of signature craft brews following the success of the Farmer’s Daughter, a honey blonde ale developed in 2017. Starting on Thursday, both beers will be available to purchase in a signature growler. Brewers Toby Thomason and Bob Lang will host

Rodeo on the River - a family friendly event

Rodeo on the River returns to Trinity Falls 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The free event includes live music, armadillo races, trick roping, a petting zoo and much more. Proceeds benefit ManeGait equine therapy in McKinney. The public can mosey up to The Club at Trinity Falls, 7801 Trinity Falls Pkwy, for free activities including live music, trick roping, a petting zoo, pony rides, photo opportunities with a live steer and armadillo races. Proceeds from the event benefit ManeGait equine therapy in McKinney. “Rodeo on the River gets bigger and better each year,” said Robert Ditthardt, general manager for Trinity Falls. “We’ve got some amazing musical acts, food trucks and activities – not to

We Are McKinney - August 2018

Check out our top August #bemckinney pics, submitted by our amazing followers! Share your pictures of eating, drinking, and having fun in McKinney... you might get featured next month! All you have to do is tag us in your Instagram/Facebook photos or use the hashtag #bemckinney. Click the links below to view the original photographer's Instagram page. @mlh_texas14 tried out @hutchins_bbq for the first time. Bet she'll be back! It was Sunday Funday on the square for @ricegrams and friends @whatupnorthtx knows how to beat the heat! Who's ready for Oktoberfest!? @keeping.up.with.the.joneses1 is and she's getting a head start at @the_pub_mckinney @hautepoppiesfloral captured a beautiful summer w

Ogi's Bakery- bringing European charm to McKinney

As someone who is always looking for something sweet to eat, I love checking out any new McKinney places selling made-from-scratch treats to satisfy my sweet tooth. Ogi’s Bakery and Deli sits just to the East of 75 off Eldorado and opened in early 2018. They are open 7 days a week making cakes, pastries, sausages, sandwiches and bread from scratch each day. Its owners, Ogi and Dora Stoyanov, are originally from Bulgaria, and owned a deli and bakery in Odessa before moving to McKinney. Expect to be greeted by Dora when you enter the small bakery; she bakes all the pastries and breads you see while Ogi makes the meats and sausages used in the sandwiches. It is clear they take pride in thei