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Eat, Drink & Be Merry...

The 2019 Taste of Downtown will take place on Thurs, Nov 21st - check back soon for full details!

(Below you will find information from 2018)

Thurs, Nov 15th 2018
at Argosy Casino's Music Hall

 For only $15.00, guests can sample a variety of local flavor from 18 of your favorite dining establishments under one roof at the Taste of Downtown Alton. The event will be held on Thurs, November 15th from 5:30-7:30pm at Argosy Casino’s Music Hall. LIVE MUSIC will be provided from Matt Taul!

Tickets are still available - on sale now at the Alton Visitors’ Center (200 Piasa St.) - credit, debit, cash or check payments can be accepted. Order by phone & have your tickets waiting for you at the gate by calling 465-6676

Tickets are also available with cash or check made out to Alton Main Street at:
Bossanova Restaurant & Lounge (112 W. 3rd)
Olive Oil Marketplace (108 W. 3rd St.)
Brown Bag Bistro (318 E. Broadway)

Only 350 tickets will be sold and this fabulous event has a history of selling out, so make sure to get your tickets as soon as possible to be guaranteed entry. Please note that guests must be 21 or older, with a valid ID in order to board the Casino. All proceeds from this fundraiser will help Alton Main Street advance the organization’s goals to beautify and promote Alton’s historic downtown district. 


Here is the Taste of Downtown 2018 menu!

Decaro's - House salad with creamy Italian dressing

Olive Oil Marketplace - Smoked chili

Brown Bag Bistro - Bistro Club sandwich

Journey at Argosy Casino Alton - crab cakes

Lewis & Clark Community College- Maki Sushi rolls and chocolate dipped strawberries

Gatsby's Grille - lobster pinwheels

Sherry's Snacks - a variety of candy

Ragin Cajun Piano Bar - white chocolate crème brûlée bread pudding

State Street Market of Alton - Mushroom Asparagus Soup

Lovett's Soul Food - Various flavors of hot wings: BBQ, Lovett's hot sauce, Garlic Parmesan

The Old Bakery Beer Company - Vegan sausage rosemary bread

Bakers & Hale - barbacoa tacos with charred tomato salsa

Morrison's Irish Pub - Irish Stew

Great Rivers Tap & Grill at the Best Western Premier - Chicken Andouille Gumbo  

Bossanova Restaurant & Lounge - signature marinated beef on garlic cream potato

Chez Marilyn - crab stuffed mushrooms

Wang Gang Asian Eats - pork potstickers

Spoon Baking Company - sweet treats