Free barbecue at Far West Meats’ open house

Everybody likes free, right?

Longtime Highland business Far West Meats suffered a devastating fire two years ago, and had been operating out of a temporary location in Colton with limited capacity.

The company spent $3 million rebuilding and expanding its Highland plant and filling it with state-of-the-art equipment. There was a ribbon-cutting ceremony early last month.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (July 14), the company is holding a grand re-opening celebration at the Highland plant, 7759 Victoria Ave., that is open to the public.

Far West Meats is the Inland Empire’s largest meat packer.

You’ll be able to sample beef brisket, ribs, chicken, hot dogs, burgers and Far West Meats’ famous hot links during the open house.

For more information, click here.

Update: Far West Meats is reporting that they had 1,500 hungry people show up at the event, including one local food blogger, who sampled some delicious chicken chorizo, some stewed pork and a hot link. Yum!

Click here to read Rachel Luna’s recap of the event.