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Alton area’s 2016 Annual All-Star Restaurant Week has major league theme


ALTON — The Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Fourth Annual All-Star Restaurant Week kicks off Friday, July 8, and runs through Sunday, July 17.

Some 20 restaurants in Alton, Grafton, and Godfrey are participating in the event, which carries a Major League Baseball theme.

Area restaurants will once again feature some of their favorite dishes including: pepperloin steaks, seafood, barbecue, secret-recipe fried chicken, pizza, pork steaks and more. Diners during restaurant week can expect fixed price meals with lunch at $10 and dinners for $25 or 2 for $25 specials. There are no passes to buy, and no cards to punch.
The lineup of participating restaurants continues to expand each year. Newcomers to restaurant week this summer include The Grafton Oyster Bar, which opened in March, and The Whole Scoop, both in Grafton. Other new participants are Chez Marilyn, Great Rivers Tap and Grill, and Hops House in Alton. Returning favorites included in the extensive Restaurant Week menu of participants are: Bluff City Grill, Old Bakery Beer, Carver’s Southern Style BBQ, Castelli’s at 255, Fin Inn, 4204 Main Street, Journey at the Argosy Casino Alton, Gentelin’s on Broadway, Grafton Winery & Brewhaus, Olga’s Kitchen, Johnson’s Corner, My Just Desserts, Rib City Alton, State Street Market, and Tony’s Restaurant.

“So many of the great rivers region restaurants offer diners’ delights and this week presents a great opportunity to celebrate the tastes of the region with residents and visitors alike,” said Brett Stawar, President and CEO of the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Each year, this event grows to include more locally owned and operated restaurants. Linking it to the annual MLB All Star game is a great way to enhance awareness of Restaurant Week. We have seen a surge in visitors and residents enjoying meals at the participating restaurants which is a nice barometer of the impact of the event.”

The Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau will also be offering a free commemorative, Bud Light souvenir Restaurant Week glass for anyone who stops by the Alton Visitor Center with a receipt from one of the participating restaurants while supplies last.

Restaurant Week is sponsored by Donnewald Distributing Co., Liberty Bank, OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Care, Lewis and Clark Community College and Argosy Casino Alton.

For more information or to view menus offered by the participating restaurants, go to or call the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1 (800) 258-6645.


— From the Illinois Business Journal

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