HIGHLAND, CA – Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel celebrated the grand opening of its newest venue, The 909 Food Hall, a destination dubbed as a place for “food, beer and fando.”
The food hall pays homage to the region by naming it after the well-known area code of the Inland Empire. Sports fans will find a hub of excitement among 78 seats for bar top gaming – more than any other sports hub. A 20k LED archway screen measuring 50-ft. wide by 12-ft. showcases content on over 150 screens, providing a 360-degree viewing experience.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ tribal citizens, Yaamava’ team members and sports partners including the Santa Anita Park Bugler; Luc Robitaille from the LA Kings; and Austin Barnes, catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, celebrated the grand opening with first looks, tastings, and entertainment.
“We are proud to continue to expand our resort and casino to provide a fun and safe entertainment space for a variety of entertainment needs,” said San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena. “Our guests can attend a concert, visit the spa and now cheer on their favorite team in a state-of-the art venue right here in their hometown.”
“Game-changing experiences like The 909 are only made possible by the vision of the tribe and the dedication of our team members,” said Peter Arceo, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino’s General Manager. “The 909 will be the premier place to watch sports in California by providing a world-class 360-degree sports viewing experience combined with best-in-class food and service. We are grateful to the tribe for allowing us to bring this new best-in-class experience to life. Our team has worked tirelessly to create the most fun and exciting space for sports fans and we know The 909 will not disappoint.”
The 909 features four food venues – two fan favorites and two new concepts. Just Barbeque (JBQ) returns with its smoked turkey breast and pulled pork, cheesy corn, homestyle cornbread and seasonal cobbler. Thai Chi 2 is a spinoff of the popular Thai Chi, located on the first floor in Tutu’s Food Court, and will offer fan favorite menu items and new dishes like shrimp with black bean sauce and Vietnamese noodle salad. Pizza Mayhem and Get It Grill will feature unique twists on traditional dishes. At Pizza Mayhem, guests can choose from unique pizza selections, such as a breakfast pizza, the signature Stella pizza and other seasonal options. Guests can also enjoy the Triple Play from Get it Grill with a shareable foot-long hot dog, hot wings and loaded fries.
The 909 will feature a full bar with 32 rotating beers on tap allowing guests to enjoy selections from local SoCal breweries, such as Hanger24, Brewery X, Buzz Rock and Pizza Port. It will also feature limited, rare vintages and seasonal selections from places like Lost Abbey, The Bruery, Bottle Logic and others.