The Davis Chamber of Commerce hosts the 13th annual Taste of the Town on Saturday.
The event, running from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Layton Commons Park, is described as a way to celebrate the July 24 holiday with the community and to showcase fine foods from local restaurants.
"It is a Layton tradition, for sure," said Angie Osguthorpe, director of sales and events for the Davis Chamber of Commerce.
Local vendors set up booths and sell some of their most popular menu items to give attendees a "taste" of what they have to offer. Event tickets are for sale at the gate and cost $1 each, or $10 for 12 tickets. Food samples, ranging from smaller tastes to entrees, cost one to four tickets each. Individuals are free to roam the park and purchase the foods that most appeal to them.
Or, visitors can try one of everything -- although that's not recommended, since there will be more than 20 vendors offering samples.
This year's lineup includes old favorites such as MacCool's Public House, Corbin's Grille, Davis Hospital, Rooster's Brewing Company and Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar, as well as several new additions.
Zeppe's Italian Water Ice recently opened a franchise in Layton and will be serving up a fresh-fruit puree blended with ice to create a cold treat that has the texture of ice cream but is cholesterol-, dairy- and fat-free.
The Moxi Wine Bistro recently brought a new tapas style of dining to the area. Moxi will be sampling some of its unique offerings, including roasted beet pesto and Southwest bruschetta.
Bandito's Broiler and Grill, also new to the area, brings a little spice with its Mexican fare.
Other vendors include NYPD Pizza, with traditional New York-style pizza; Taste of India, with authentic tastes from India; Holy Smoke BBQ; The Daily Rise; TCBY; and Cutler's Cookies and Sandwiches.
Sugar Daisy and Cutsie Cakes, two new bakeries in town that feature specialty cupcakes, will also participate.
"As we know, cupcakes are very en vogue right now," Osguthorpe said.
Costco and Fluid Studios have partnered with the chamber to sponsor this year's Taste of the Town.
- WHAT: Taste of the Town
- WHEN: 4-7 p.m. Saturday
- WHERE: Layton Commons Park, 437 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton
- TICKETS: Tastings sold for $1 to $4 each