The Sixth Annual Alton Restaurant Week, which features 21 locally owned and operated restaurants in Alton, Bethalto, Godfrey and Grafton, kicks off Friday, Jan. 20, for a 10-day run.
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.
The list of participating restaurants continues to expand each year. New to this year’s Restaurant Week is High Flyers Grille in Bethalto, Morrison’s Irish Pub in Downtown Alton and Roper’s Reagle Beagle in Godfrey. Returning participants are: Bluff City Grill, Bossanova Restaurant & Lounge, Carver’s Southern Style BBQ, Castelli’s at 255, Chez Marilyn, Elijah P’s Burgers and Brews, Fin Inn, Grafton Oyster Bar, Great Rivers Tap and Grill at the Atrium Hotel, Gentelin’s on Broadway, Grafton Winery & Brewhaus, Johnson’s Corner, Journey at the Argosy Casino Alton, My Just Desserts, Old Bakery Beer Co., Olga’s Kitchen, 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 the Elijah Lovejoy Monument. 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, OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Care, Alton Memorial Hospital and Argosy Casino.
Menus and details on the event can be found at www.AltonRestaurantWeek.com.
For more information call the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1 (800) 258-6645.
— From the Illinois Business Journal