One of the tour's stops will be Carver’s Southern-Style BBQ, 2716 Grovelin St., Godfrey.
ALTON – The Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau will offer two-hour guided shuttle tours to barbecue restaurants along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway.
Visitors can enjoy barbecue from local restaurants including Carver’s Southern-Style BBQ in Godfrey, Rib City in Alton and Amarillo Tex’s Steakhouse in Alton. The shuttle tour will be from 1 to 3 p.m. June 28, July 26 and Aug. 30. Cost is $35 per person.
“These shuttle tours are an excellent way for visitors to get a feel for the town and eat like the locals do at some of their favorite BBQ restaurants,” Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Brett Stawar said.
Voted best barbecue in Madison County two years in a row is Carver’s Southern-Style BBQ, 2716 Grovelin St., Godfrey. Their meat is seasoned with a dry rub, then slow-cooked over a hickory fire in a rotisserie wood-burning pit.
Rib City, 201 E. Center Drive, Alton, started as a family-style restaurant in 1989 in Fort Myers, Fla. They will offer a tasting of their specialty, baby back ribs, with a sample of baked beans and coleslaw.
Amarillo Tex’s Steakhouse, 180 Center Drive, Alton, ages their beef a minimum of 21 days, and the meat is hand-cut daily.
Boarding for the tours will be at the Alton Visitor Center, 200 Piasa St., Alton, and the shuttle will return passengers to the visitor center at the tour’s conclusion.
For information or to make advanced reservations, go to www.VisitAlton.com/Shuttle or call the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 258-6645.