Tequila-pairing dinner tomorrow at the Pines Steakhouse at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino

San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino’s Pines Steakhouse is hosting a three-course Herreradura tequila-pairing dinner tomorrow night (March 7).

First course, paired with Herradura Silver, consists of a strawberry and queso fresco salad with a mint lime vinaigrette and tortilla soup.

The entrée is a petite filet mignon with grilled Mexican white shrimp, served with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. It’s paired with Herradura Reposado.

Dessert is Mexican chocolate molten cake, served with vanilla ice cream, and paired with Herradura Anejo.

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile coming to Highland Walmart this weekend

Perhaps you missed your opportunity to “ketchup” with the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to get a wiener whistle when it was in San Bernardino for the Route 66 Rendezvous last year.

You’ve got another chance this weekend as the Wienermobile will be making an appearance at the Highland Walmart (which technically is in San Bernardino).

You’ll be able to “meat” hotdoggers Jess Grillin’ and Tailgating Theresa, who will bring the iconic vehicle (which is one of six traveling the U.S.) to newly remodeled store, 4210 E. Highland Ave.

The pair will be handing out coupons for $1 off Oscar Mayer Select meats and, of course, the whistles, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (February 9) and Sunday (February 10).

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.

Highland In-N-Out is open!

It’s been a long time coming, but the Highland In-N-Out Burger, 28009 Greenspot Road, is finally open!

I noticed the other day that the restaurant’s logo was now part of the center’s sign, and today I drove by to check on progress.

That’s when I discovered it was open.

Apparently, word travels fast, because the drive-thru line was ridiculously long and the parking lot was packed.

Welcome to Highland, In-N-Out! What took you so long?

Applications being accepted for Highland In-N-Out

The wait is nearly over!

We’ve been following the saga of the Highland In-N-Out for several years now, and it appears that the location will very soon be a reality.

The building at 28009 Greenspot Road is nearly complete.

The company is hiring.

Applications are now being accepted online, and the company will be interviewing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 and 15 at the National Orange Show Events Center’s Backstretch Amphitheater, 689 S. E St., San Bernardino.

A sign at the location advertises wages at $10 an hour.

For more information, click here.

SportsWatch opens outside of San Manuel casino

If you’ve ever been to San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, you might’ve had a bite to eat at the SportsWatch Grill.

The tribe is taking the concept on the road.

Well, down the street anyway.

The SportsWatch Bar & Grill has opened in San Manuel Village, adjacent to the recently-relocated Mi Cocina.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday (June 13), and a grand opening set for Saturday (June 18) with L.A. Dodgers legend Fernando Valenzuela signing autographs at 11:30 a.m. and longtime L.A. Kings player Marty McSorley making an appearance at 1:30 p.m.

The first 500 diners Saturday will also get a free T-shirt.

A drive-by last week before they opened revealed a very upscale and trendy space, with a staggering 54 HDTVs situated throughout.

The SportsWatch Bar & Grill is at 27961 Highland Ave., Suite B, in Highland.

Click here to read more, from the business page of The Sun.

Highland Wienerschnitzel grand opening Saturday

They’ve already been open a few weeks, but the Highland Wienerschnitzel, 2565 E. Highland Ave., will celebrate their grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday (August 21).

The celebration will feature free activities and games, including a hot dog eating contest, where the winner will receive an Apple iPod Shuffle and Wienerschnitzel chili dogs for a year, and a raffle with a bicycle and Apple iPod Shuffle as prizes.

Kids can get their faces painted and spin the prize wheel for a chance to win free T-shirts, antenna toppers and free chili dog and Tastee-Freez soft-serve ice cream cone coupons.

KOLA 99.9 FM’s Vic Slick will be broadcasting live from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

And since the restaurant is technically within San Bernardino city limits, city suits will attend. Mayor Pro Tempore Tobin Brinker will give a speech during the ceremony and 4th Ward San Bernardino Council Member Fred Shorett will also be in attendance.

Just don’t tell Takeru Kobayashi about that hot dog eating contest, or you can kiss that iPod Shuffle goodbye.

Highland In-N-Out confirmed

In case you missed Michael J. Sorba’s recent article, the seemingly never-ending saga of the quest to bring In-N-Out Burger to Highland may soon be over.

The company has submitted an application to the city to build a restaurant in the Highland Crossroads center, in front of L.A. Fitness on Greenspot Road, just east of the 210.

In front of L.A. Fitness? What’s that? A test of willpower?

The approximately 3,400 square-foot restaurant and drive-through will be similar to the San Bernardino location at Harriman Place and Tippecanoe Avenue, less than five miles away, as the crow flies.

For the whole story, click here.

In-N-Out Burger another step closer to Highland location?

MIchael Sorba has written a story that appeared in today’s edition of The Sun that indicates that we may be one step closer to having an In-N-Out Burger in Highland, ironically right in front of L.A. Fitness.

When we last left the burger drama, at issue was a sign.

The proposed site of the fast food restaurant on Greenspot Road is in a center that isn’t directly next to the 210 Freeway, but developers wanted to put a sign next to the freeway, and In-N-Out would not build without a freeway-adjacent sign.

The planning commission denied the request and the developer initially tried negotiating sign space with the developer of the site closest to the freeway.<

The developers of the L.A. Fitness site eventually sold the In-N-Out site to the developers of the center adjacent to the freeway, which appears to have solved the sign problem.

Confusing, I know!

Click here to read Michael’s story and sort it out for yourself.