The inaugural Cottonwood Heights “Bites in the Heights” event starts this weekend. Make sure you get out to enjoy all the great food Saturday, Aug. 20 through Wednesday, Aug. 31. Participating restaurants will offer specials for the event.
Guests who share their food photos from the participating restaurants with #CHFoodie on Twitter or Instagram are entered to win daily giveaways. If you’re an overachiever, visit all the restaurants, bring your receipts to Cottonwood Heights City Hall or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you’re entered to win a $100 gift card. Food and freebies, what more could you ask for?
Foodies can also vote for their favorite restaurant at CHBusiness.org/bites-in-the-heights.
- Arminen’s Deli (Sinclair Station), 2995 Fort Union Blvd—$5 lunch special: Any half sandwich and 16 oz. drink
Located inside the Sinclair Gas station on Fort Union Blvd., the Sinclair Dino Mart Deli is a hidden treasure. This mom-and-pop sandwich shop offers great sandwiches with a wide range of meats and toppings. If you enjoy discovering out-of-the-way and unexpected food options, this deli should be on your list.
- Cancun Café, 1891 Fort Union Blvd–$5 lunch special: Chili verde burrito with rice or beans. $15 dinner special: Two chicken or beef taquitos, carnitas platter, fried ice cream
Cancun Cafe on Fort Union has been open since 1999, offering scrumptious and authentic Mexican food in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant also has a delicious variety of drinks and wonderful specialties include chile verde burritos, chile relleno, and carnitas. Cancun Café is open Monday through Saturday, and provides affordable catering for all types of events.
- Carl’s Café, 2336 Fort Union Blvd–$5 lunch special: Cheeseburger, fries and a drink
If you’re looking for a small town diner with out-of-this-world menu items, be sure to visit Carl’s Café in Cottonwood Heights. Regulars rave about the fluffy scones and pancakes, and the breakfast potatoes. For lunch, you can choose from a selection of burgers, cold or grilled sandwiches, and tasty salads. It’s a great place to stop before or after a fun day in the canyons. Be forewarned, this restaurant is a CASH ONLY location.
At the Cottonwood Heights Café, diners can choose from a wide selection of tasty fare like sandwiches, burgers and gyros, along with the fantastic breakfast menu that is served all day. Kids especially love the train engine in front of the restaurant that has become a landmark in the city. Favorite menu items include blueberry pancakes, the ham and Swiss omelet, the gyro and fries, and the garlic mushroom bacon cheeseburger. With friendly service, this local favorite will soon be on your regular dining rotation.
- Dragon Isle, 3414 Bengal Blvd–$10 lunch special: Any two items off the lunch menu
If you’re in the mood for authentic Chinese food, Dragon Isle is the place to go in Cottonwood Heights. If you’re a fan of Sweet and Sour Chicken, Lo mein, Orange Chicken or sweet and sour soup, you should give Dragon Isle a try. Regular customers say this is some of the best Chinese food in the valley.
- Johnniebeefs,6913 S 1300 E–$5 lunch special: Chicago, chili cheese or New York hot dog with French fries
Johnniebeefs is a fast-casual family restaurant that focuses on Chicago style comfort food, in a warm friendly environment. Locally owned and operated, Johnniebeefs has been in business in the Salt Lake Valley since 2007, and moved to Cottonwood Heights in October 2013. All of the premium beef hot dogs, Italian Beef, poppy seed buns, and French rolls are brought in from Chicago and prepared fresh daily. Owner John Carrsquilla grew up in Chicago and loves all things CHICAGO!
- Market Street Grill, 2985 E Cottonwood Pkwy–$10 lunch special: Halibut tacos w/ coleslaw. $20 dinner special: Choice of soup/salad, stuffed Atlantic salmon, choice of dessert
Market Street Grill has been rated as Utah’s most popular seafood concept, providing exceptional service and award-winning menu selections of fresh seafood from the world’s oceans. The menu also offers delicious non-seafood items, including fresh salads and prime steaks. Located in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains adjacent to Cottonwood Creek, the Cottonwood Heights location is housed in a magnificent, two-story Cape Cod structure. Exceptional patio seating is available, weather permitting. Indoor private dining is also available. The lobby houses the fresh fish market and offers delicious desserts and Market Street’s famous clam chowder.
- The Protein Foundry, 6909 S 1300 E—Dinner special (after 3 p.m. only): 2 Rio Acai Bowls for $16 (In honor of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio)
The Protein Foundry is a Utah-original Health Bar that offers made-to-order Açaí & Pitaya Bowls, Gourmet Protein Shakes, Gourmet Toast and Greek Yogurt Bowls. Their unique product blend never contains artificial sweeteners or sugars, but only the best ingredients and superfoods, giving you the edge you need to thrive. Be sure to try these customer favorites: Rio Açaí Bowl, PB Fit Shakeout and the Cali Gourmet Toast.
- Toasters Deli, 2750 E Cottonwood Pkwy (In the lobby of the office building)–$10 lunch special: Box lunch (Any sandwich with chips, soda and cookie)
This unique deli is more than just a place for lunch or breakfast. It’s one of the finest delis in the valley offering gourmet sandwiches, delicious breakfast items, locally-roasted coffee and tempting European candies. Owner Enes Huskic immigrated to America from Bosnia in 1996 and opened his first Toasters location in downtown Salt Lake. His signature sandwiches soon gained popularity and his business has taken off. Favorites include the Spicy Buffalo Chicken sandwich, Capocolla & Salami sandwich, Mediterranean wrap and the Wild Alaskan Salmon salad.