Update: This giveaway is over and a winner has been chosen. Stay tuned for our August giveaway! It’ s going to be fun!
Okay. So. It’s time for a Get McKinney giveaway, and I’m so excited about what we have to share with y’all this time! Let’s just jump in and get started.
You’ve heard the saying, “Life’s short, so eat dessert first,” right? I subscribe to that brilliant philosophy.
If you haven’t been to Emporium Pies yet, then you are seriously missing out. If you have been there, you are pretty darn excited about this giveaway right now.
Emporium Pies is located in Historic Downtown McKinney on Tennessee Street. Obviously they sell pie, but we’re not talking about just any pie. We’re talking about handmade, all-natural pie like your grandma would make, only better (sorry Grandma).
Emporium sells seven kinds of pie, and the varieties rotate with the seasons. So right now you can choose from
- Drunken nut – Bourbon pecan with a shortbread crust
- Smooth Operator- French silk chocolate with a pretzel crust
- Lord of the Pies – Deep dish apple with cinnamon streusel
- Java the Hutt – Toffee topped with a bold espresso filling
- Cherry Bomb – Traditional flaky pie crust filled with tart cherries
- Mellow Yellow – Gingersnap crust with light lemon chiffon filing
- Ebony and Ivory – Buttermilk chess pie swirled with chocolate hazelnut spread
You can pop into Emporium Pies and enjoy a slice seven days a week. And if you don’t like pie…kidding,that’s not possible. If you need something to drink with your pie, they have a full menu of coffee and tea, both hot and cold, to keep you quenched and caffeinated.
Now here’s the good news. Emporium is not just giving away a slice of pie. Nope. They are giving away an entire pie to one lucky Get McKinney subscriber! This is a major prize, everyone.Emporium Pies 214.491.1577 107 S Tennessee St
McKinney, TX 75069
The Palace Barber Shop
When you want to look good, there’s nothing like heading over to a traditional barber shop and getting the treatment. The Palace Barber Shop in downtown McKinney has been around since the late 1800’s and they continue to offer back to basics, old-fashioned service. Stop in (no appointments are taken) and enjoy a coke and fellowship while you get an excellent cut from one of the four professional barbers. Services range from the simple hair cut or beard trim to a straight razor shave or head shave.
The Palace is offering a free haircut to one of Get McKinney’s lucky subscribers!The Palace Barber Shop 972-542-0831 204 E. Louisiana McKinney, Texas
So what you can you say about Local Yocal, except it is THE place to pick up your locally raised and processed grass-fed or Wagyu beef. Whether you want some ground beef you can trust or some Porterhouse steaks for a special occasion, they’ve got you covered with high quality, healthy beef. The staff at Local Yocal knows their stuff and can talk you through the cut you want to buy and how you need to cook it. And if you want to become an expert yourself, or just have a sample of pretty much everything Local Yocal has to offer, you can sign up for one of their Steak 101 classes.
Bud Rogers and I just attended Steak 101, so I’m going to write about it a little more in the future. But for now, we learned a ton about beef and left with a case of the “meat sweats” as owner Matt Hamilton calls it. The class is $40 and runs about two and half hours. You learn about the beef industry, all the cuts of beef, what to look for when you shop, and most importantly how to properly grill your beef. Did I mention you get to taste it all? You do.
Local Yocal is generously giving four tickets to Steak 101 to one of Get McKinney’s subscribers. I know. It’s awesome. You can gather up three of your friends, pack a cooler with your favorite beer or wine and head over for a fun, educational and tasty evening.Local Yocal 213 N. Tennessee Street McKinney, Texas 75069 469-952-3838
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So a recap of the prizes – A whole pie from Emporium Pies, a haircut from The Palace Barber Shop, and tickets for FOUR to Steak 101 at Local Yocal. An awesome prize package!
The only thing you have to do to be entered in the giveaway is subscribe to Get McKinney through the form at the bottom of this page. If you’re already a subscriber, you’re already entered and you don’t have to do a single thing. There aren’t extra entries this time, but I sure would appreciate it if you would share this with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else online or off.
The winner will be announced on Thursday, July 3rd at 4 pm . Be sure to fill out the form below before then!