The Heights, which has a drive-thru, is at 482 N. Wilson St. and owned by the same folks who own the nearby Casbah Coffee Co.

CRESTVIEW — The Heights of Chicago Restaurant & Bar held its soft opening Monday and El Nopal food truck is set to open Tuesday downtown.


The Heights, which has a drive-thru, is at 482 N. Wilson St. and owned by the same folks who own the nearby Casbah Coffee Co.


The Heights’ menu is currently offering mostly breakfast items and Casbah Coffee. Its initial hours of operations are from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


On Tuesday, the El Nopal food truck that formerly operated on State Road 85 opens at the Main Street Eats food truck court, 147 N. Main St.


El Nopal serves authentic Mexican cuisine, including Mexican hot dogs. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


"Of course, the times are unusual for us here in downtown Crestview" because of the coronavirus crisis, Sandra Wilson, executive director of the nonprofit, business-advocating Main Street Crestview Association, said Monday. "But we want to support (The Heights and El Nopal) and we’re excited to see them open this week."


Wilson said employees at both eateries follow all mandated safety precautions.


"We know that some folks do have to work and want to eat out," she added. The new eateries represent "a good solution for drive-thru or quick pickup downtown."