Tickets for Taste of Downtown from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Argosy Casino’s Music Hall are available at the Alton Visitors Center at 200 Piasa St. and Bossanova Restaurant and Lounge at 112 W. Third St. in Alton.
ALTON — Alton Main Street will serve up local flavor at the Taste of Downtown from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Argosy Casino’s Music Hall.
Tickets are on sale at the Alton Visitors Center at 200 Piasa St. and Bossanova Restaurant and Lounge at 112 W. Third St. Half of the 350 tickets have been sold and the event traditionally sells out, so participants are urged to buy tickets in advance.
For $15, guests can sample appetizers, entrees and desserts from many dining establishments under one roof. Guests must be 21 or older with a valid ID to board the casino. Proceeds will help Alton Main Street advance the organization’s goals to improve and promote the downtown historic district.
The menu will feature:
• Broiled lamb with roasted pepper and pesto from Bossanova Restaurant and Lounge
• Chez Marilyn’s stuffed mushroom caps as well as shrimp and asparagus pasta with garlic cream sauce
• Ragin’ Cajun Piano Bar’s red beans and rice along with their white chocolate crème brûlée bread pudding
• The Schoolhouse Grill at Senior Services Plus’ rosemary chicken sliders with Havarti cheese and house-pickled onions on brioche bun, as well as bourbon butternut bisque shooters
• Duke Bakery’s petit fours and cookies
• Tony’s Restaurant’s homemade Italian meatballs and toasted ravioli
• Franco’s Restaurant at the Atrium Hotel and Conference Center’s turkey, brie and pear panini as well as a three-cheese panini
• Olive Oil Marketplace’s coconut orzo with black beans and corn as well as persian lime cookies
• The Captains Table at Argosy Casino’s chicken, spinach and artichoke flat bread as well as Argosy mini-homemade cheesecakes
• Lewis and Clark Community College’s Dining Services’ smothered chicken and garlic parmesan smashed potatoes
• River City Savories’ morel mushroom potstickers with brandy brown butter dipping sauce
• The Hive’s gourmet popcorn flavors Autumn Spice and “Chicago-style” caramel and cheddar mix
• Bunkhouse Joe Coffee’s Hot Joe and Icey Joe along with the new fire-roasted organic Madagascar Blend “MADx2” with twice the caffeine of normal coffee.
House specialties will also be served by many other local dining establishments.
Alton Main Street would like to thank chairperson Stacy Harmon, host Argosy Casino and the following sponsors who made the event possible: Riverbender.com, The Telegraph, WBGZ Radio, AdVantage News, Saint Anthony’s Hospital, Alton Memorial Hospital, Mungenast Alton Toyota, Scott Credit Union, Roberts Motors, Phillips 66, Alton Rehab and Nursing Center, Liberty Bank, Carrollton Bank, Robert “Bob” Sanders Waste System, Sheppard, Morgan and Schwaab, Crown Vision Center, CNB Bank and Trust, King Law Firm, Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation and Paul Lauschke and Associates.
For information, visit www.DowntownAlton.com or call (618) 463-1016.