Two Pine restaurants will see changes with liquor sales in coming weeks.
The Gila County Board of Supervisors recommended approval of a liquor license for the new Pine Verde Mexican Restaurant, 3618 N. Beeline Highway.
The eatery was opened Labor Day weekend by Jim Richey, Vickie Randall and Josephine Glick. Lunch and dinner are served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Randall said they have had a good reception from the community. So far the most popular items on the menu are chimichangas and tamales. "We use shredded beef and make our tamales in-house," Randall said.
The restaurant seats 72 in its dining room and about 30 in the bar area.
The Rimside Grill, 3270 N. Beeline Highway, was opened in June by Tamara Logsdon at the site of the old Alden Manor Inn. It won a county recommendation to have its liquor license extended to the patio area for an Oktoberfest next weekend.
The Oktoberfest is 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 and features family-oriented games, including a yodeling contest, raffles, a disc jockey, karaoke, plus a full German menu with fresh brats from Charlie's Old Fashioned Sausage & Fresh Meats and beer specials.
Rimside Grill's hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to 8 p..m. Sunday.
For more information, call Pine Verde Mexican Restaurant at 476-4485 and Rimside Grill at 476-3349.