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Fifth Annual Alton Restaurant Week features 19 local restaurants


From Illinois Business Journal news services

ALTON — Here’s a week full of food for thought.

The Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Fifth Annual Alton Restaurant Week kicks off Friday, Jan. 15, and runs for 10 days before ending Sunday, Jan. 24.

Fried chicken, pepperloin steaks, Greek cuisine, juicy ribs, fish, pasta and more will be available from the locally owned and operated restaurants participating.

Diners also have the opportunity to sample signature beers from three of the area’s mico-breweries, Old Bakery Beer Co., Grafton Winery and Brewhaus and 4202 Main Street Brewing. During restaurant week diners can expect fixed price meals with lunch at $10 and dinners for $25 or 2 for $25.

There are no passes to buy, and no cards to punch. Everyone is encouraged to simply show up at participating restaurants.

Menus and details on the event can be found at

The list of participating restaurants continues to expand each year. New this year is 4204 Main Street Brewing, which opened in 2015. Returning participants are: Reeta Marie’s Country Store, Bluff City Grill, Bossanova Restaurant & Lounge, Carver’s Southern Style BBQ, Castelli’s at 255, Elijah P’s Burgers and Brews, Fin Inn, Franco’s at the Atrium Hotel, Gentelin’s on Broadway, Grafton Winery & Brewhaus, Jimmy the Greeks, Johnson’s Corner, Journey at the Argosy Casino Alton, My Just Desserts, Old Bakery Beer Co., Rib City Alton, State Street Market, and Tony’s Restaurant.

“Restaurant Week really is an opportunity for our local, family-owned restaurants to shine,” said Brett Stawar, president and CEO of the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Each restaurant taking part has worked hard to put together a menu showcasing their specialties while also providing diners with a distinct culinary experience. No one will leave disappointed.”

Once again this year, diners who visit a participating restaurant can bring their receipt to the Alton Visitors Center at 200 Piasa St., Alton, and receive a free souvenir glass. The glass features the silhouette of jazz legend Miles Davis. Glasses will be distributed while quantities last.

The event has been made possible with the help of the following sponsors: Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fritz Distributing, Liberty Bank, Lewis and Clark Community College, OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Care, Alton Memorial Hospital and Argosy Casino.

For more details, call the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1 (800) 258-6645.

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