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One thing about Bossanova Restaurant and Lounge, you're always going to find something new.

On this site we'll keep you up to date on our menu, new drinks in the bar, new items to come out of our kitchen...and more.

We'll also give you the first word on our specials, a page to download a monthly coupon, and a heads up on special events happening here and in the Downtown Alton area.

OPEN for lunch and Dinner!

7 days a Week!!

We do Take Out!

The new location is owned and operated by family members Brooke Miller, Jean Geiger, Gary Bellm, Ashley Knight, Shannon Knight and Dean Schmitt. Miller, Geiger and Bellm first learned about Rib City while dining at the barbecue chain’s corporately owned location in South Fort Myers.

“They loved the food and found out the company was franchising into other states,” said Schmitt.

Schmitt serves as general manager and his wife Shannon Knight serves as business manager. Schmitt and Knight previously worked in the restaurant business including positions with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc. in Chicago before moving to Alton.

“We have missed the restaurant business and are very excited to bring Alton Rib City’s famous fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs,” said Schmitt.

ABOUT THE SMOKING PROCESS

To achieve that real backyard barbecue flavor, meat must be cooked slowly over just the right wood fire. At Rib City®, choice cuts of meat are basted with our signature barbecue sauce and smoked over selected hardwoods - including Red Oak - carefully balancing heat and cooking time to seal in that distinctive Rib City® Barbecue taste!

All of our meats are slow cooked to perfection in our wood-burning smokers! Select from Award Winning Imported Baby Back Ribs; St. Louis Spare Ribs by the plateful; lean Beef and Pork sliced thin; plump, juicy Chicken; delicious Smoked Turkey Breast or tender Riblets. Top our meats with one of our four secret recipe signature Barbecue Sauces - Sweet, Tangy, Hot or Carolina Mustard.

The pink coloring and ring in our Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey and Ribs is due to our barbecue cooking process and basting sauces. Look for the pink smoke ring to ensure you are eating REAL smoked barbecue!

RIB CITY ® – REAL BARBECUE & AWARD WINNING RIBS!

HOURS:

Monday-Saturday 11-9
Sunday 11:30-8

Chez Marilyn is a classy yet comfortable Restaurant Lounge and Bar featuring your favorite drinks and casual Fine Dining right in the heart of Downtown Alton Illinois. Voted Best Lounge by The Riverfront Times and made the list of 101 things to do in St. Louis for 2011.

Chez Marilyn offers the Best in Live Music on the weekends.  Wednesday nights in the spring and summer, be sure to get your spot on the patio for live music and the best seat in town! We have plenty of room to accommodate private parties and special events so give us a call to reserve your special day.

Our menu has a variety of items from our succulent crab cakes, fresh tossed salads, flat bread pizza, to our Sicilian steak skewers. Soups and Desserts are made fresh daily! Stop in for lunch, dinner, happy hour, or an evening out. Be sure to ask about our Wii Bowling Leagues! Chez Marilyn is a place you will come back to every time!

Visit Spectators Bar at Bowl Haven and try your luck on one of our new video poker machines! Comfortable, private setting and great food & drink. 

Alton Sports Tap is a sports bar located in Alton, IL featuring renowned food and drinks to the Greater Alton area. We have the best chicken wings in all of Madison County along with burgers, pizza and many other lunch and dinner options including a wide range of beers. Our Gaming area is now available as well! We have specials every day, so call today!

Alton Sports tap offers the following features:

*  Covered Porch & Outdoor Area With Fire Pit
*  Caribbean Style Patio
*  Outdoor Sand Volleyball Leagues
*  Separate Gaming Machine area!!
*  Special Events and Karaoke Nights!
*  Weekly Lunch & Drink Specials
*  Carry Outs
*  In-House Catering
*  Banquet Room Available - Seats up to 180! 
*  WiFi
*  TVs
*  Illinois Lottery Available 

Gentelin's on Broadway, located at 122 E. Broadway in historic Alton is the newest in fine dining restaurants in the area.

Owned and operated by Ryan and Sarah Gentelin, the restaurant features a relaxed atmosphere, along with rich colors in the dining room where patrons have an incredible view of the Alton Bridge.

Featuring a full menu ranging from appetizers and sandwiches to pasta, steak and seafood there is something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.In the bar enjoy one of the many flavors of martinis, or for the wine lover Gentelin's offers an extensive wine list, by the glass or the bottle. The restaurant also features a private room, and a banquet room that seats up to sixty guests.

*Reservations accepted, but not required. *Gift certificates available.

It’s just fun at Airport Plaza Bowl! We offer a variety of fun from birthday parties, fun and competitive leagues, fundraisers, theme nights, and much more! Visit www.airportplazabowl.com for more details.

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2-12 7:00 AM Gospel Bluegrass - The Chris Talley Trio
St. Paul Lutheran Church Wood River, IL
2-13 3:00 PM Music - Kerry Steinmann
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
2-13 7:00 PM Valentine Karaoke Night at the VFW in Caseyville, IL
VFW Post 1117 Caseyville, Il
2-13 8:00 PM Chinese Classical Guitarist Xuefei Yang
The Ethical Society St. Louis, MO
2-13 9:00 PM the Owlz classic rock band at Spanky's
Spanky's Bar Bunker Hill, IL
2-13 9:00 PM MARS NEEDS GUITARS Rocks the SPORTSMAN's INN
Sportsman's Inn Chesterfield, IL
2-14 7:00 AM Music - Anita Rosamond (solo)
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
2-14 2:00 PM MARS NEEDS GUITARS RocKs DOC HOLLIDAY's - VALENTINE's DAY sHOw
Doc Holliday's - Saloon & Steakhouse Cottage Hills, IL
2-14 3:00 PM Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham Come Home to JAC
Jacoby Arts Center ALTON, IL
2-15 5:00 PM Kevin Myers @ State Street Market
State Street Market Alton, il
2-17 6:00 PM Wednesday Night Acoustic at Elijah P.'s Burgers & Brews
Elijah P's Burgers and Brews Alton, IL
2-19 8:00 PM Hot Jazz and Cool Blues Coming to Jacoby Arts Center
Jacoby Arts Center ALTON, IL
2-20 7:00 AM For the Love of Music
Bunker HIll American Legion Bunker Hill, IL
2-20 3:00 PM Music - Ivas John & Gary Gordon
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
2-20 8:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Troy, IL
VFW Post 976 Troy, IL
2-21 2:00 PM Music - Bob Kamoske
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
2-21 3:00 PM Alton Symphony Orchestra presents Future of Music
Hatheway Cultural Center Godfrey, Il
2-22 5:00 PM Jay Sabo @ State Street Market
State Street Market Alton, il
2-24 12:00 PM Brown Bag Free Concert
Lewis and Clark Community College in Ringhausen Building Godfrey, IL
2-24 12:00 PM Brown Bag Event- Landolfi String Quartet
Lewis and Clark Community Collge Godfrey, IL
2-24 6:00 PM Wednesday Night Acoustic at Elijah P.'s Burgers & Brews
Elijah P's Burgers and Brews Alton, IL
2-25 5:00 PM Vicki Lynn @ State Street Market
State Street market Alton, il
2-26 7:00 AM Faculty Concert - L&C Community College Music Department
Lewis and Clark Community Collge Godfrey, IL
2-26 7:00 PM L&C Music Faculty Concert
Lewis and Clark Community College - Ringhausen Music Building Godfrey, IL
2-27 3:00 PM Music - KD Allen Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
2-28 2:00 PM Music - Jeni & Dave
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
2-29 5:00 PM Rob Schwartz @ State Street Market
State Street Market Alton, il
3-04 7:00 PM River of Life Family Church and Southern Gospel 4 U
River of Life Family Church Alton, IL
3-05 3:00 PM Music - Jay & Waylon
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
3-06 2:00 PM Music - Scott & Karl
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
3-12 3:00 PM Music - Dave Caputo Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
3-12 7:00 PM The Del McCoury Band Sierra Hull & RIVERBEND
The Sheldon Concert Hall Saint Louis, MO
3-12 7:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Caseyville, IL
VFW Post 1117 Caseyville, IL
3-13 2:00 PM Music - Three Pedros
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
3-19 3:00 PM Music - Tom Nickeson
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
3-19 8:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Troy, IL
VFW Post 976 Troy, IL
3-20 2:00 PM Music - Triple Play
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
3-26 3:00 PM Music - Gary Sluhan
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
3-27 3:00 PM Music - Terry Beck (Easter)
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
4-01 7:00 PM River of Life Family Church and Southern Gopspel 4 U
River of Life Family Church Alton, IL
4-02 3:00 PM Music - Ted McCready Duo
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
4-03 2:00 PM Music - Mo Pleasure Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
4-09 3:00 PM The Tugboats
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
4-09 7:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Caseyville, IL
VFW Post 1117 Caseyville, IL
4-10 2:00 PM Music - Jeni & Dave
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
4-16 3:00 PM Music - Robert Sampson
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
4-16 8:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Troy, IL
VFW Post 976 Troy, IL
4-17 2:00 PM Music - Tyler Strokes
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
4-17 3:00 PM Stringfever
Hatheway Hall Cultural Center Godfrey , IL
4-23 3:00 PM Music - Pennsylvania Slim (solo)
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
4-24 2:00 PM Music - Rock a Billy Revival
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
4-30 3:00 PM Music - Triple Play
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
4-30 7:30 PM Great Rivers Choral Society Presents - I Wanna Hold Your Hand!
Zion Lutheran Church Bethalto, IL
5-01 2:00 PM Music - Anita Rosamond (solo)
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
5-01 3:00 PM Great Rivers Choral Society Presents - I Wanna Hold Your Hand!
Zion Lutheran Church Bethalto, IL
5-06 7:00 PM River of Life Family Church and Southern Gospel 4 U
River of Life Family Church Alton, IL
5-07 3:00 PM Music - Madbeats
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
5-08 2:00 PM Music - Terry Beck (Mother's Day)
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
5-14 3:00 PM Music - Rock a Billy Revival
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
5-14 7:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Caseyville, IL
VFW Post 1117 Caseyville, IL
5-15 3:00 PM Music - Blues Fest
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
5-21 1:00 PM Music - Boulevard Blues Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
5-21 5:00 PM Music - Ivas John Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
5-21 8:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Troy, IL
VFW Post 976 Troy, IL
5-22 12:00 PM Music - Bob Kamoske
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
5-22 3:00 PM Music - Billy Peek
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
5-28 3:00 PM Music - KD Allen Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
5-29 2:00 PM Music - Zydeco Crawdaddys
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
5-30 1:00 PM Music - Dave Caputo Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
6-03 7:00 PM River of Life Family Church and Southern Gospel 4 U
River of Life Family Church Alton, IL
6-04 3:00 PM Music - Robert Sampson
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
6-05 2:00 PM Music - Orr & Rolens
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
6-11 3:00 PM Music - Jay & Waylon
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
6-11 7:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Caseyville, IL
VFW Post 1117 Caseyville, IL
6-12 2:00 PM Music - Rock a Billy Revival
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
6-18 3:00 PM Music - Anita Rosamond (solo)
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
6-18 8:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Troy, IL
VFW Post 976 Troy, IL
6-19 2:00 PM Music - Dave Caputo Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
6-25 3:00 PM Music - Ted McCready Duo
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
6-26 2:00 PM Music - Gary Sluhan
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
7-01 7:00 PM River of Life Family Church and Southern Gospel 4 U
River of Life Family Church Alton, IL
7-02 3:00 PM Music - Zydeco Crawdaddys
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
7-03 2:00 PM Music - Madbeats
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
7-04 1:00 PM Music - Dave Caputo Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
7-08 7:00 PM River of Life Family Church and Southern Gospel 4 U
River of Life Family Church Alton, IL
7-09 3:00 PM Music - Terry Beck
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
7-09 7:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Caseyville, IL
VFW Post 1117 Caseyville, IL
7-10 2:00 PM Music - Jeni & Dave
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
7-16 3:00 PM Music - Triple Play
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
7-16 8:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Troy, IL
VFW Post 976 Troy, IL
7-17 3:00 PM Music - Rock a Billy Revival
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
7-23 3:00 PM Music - Scott & Karl
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
7-24 3:00 PM Music - Three Pedros
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
7-30 3:00 PM Music - Delta Sol Revival Duo
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
7-31 2:00 PM Music - Mo Pleasure Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
8-06 3:00 PM Music - Dave Caputo Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
8-07 2:00 PM Music - KD Allen Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
8-13 3:00 PM Music - Rock this Boat
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
8-13 7:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Caseyville, IL
VFW Post 1117 Caseyville, IL
8-14 2:00 PM Music - Pennsylvania Slim (solo)
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
8-20 3:00 PM Music - Ted McCready Duo
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
8-20 8:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Troy, IL
VFW Post 976 Troy, IL
8-21 2:00 PM Music - Ivas John & Gary Gordon
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
8-27 3:00 PM Music - Jay & Waylon
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
8-28 2:00 PM Music - Orr & Rolens
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
9-03 3:00 PM Music - Bob Kamoske
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
9-04 3:00 PM Music - Billy Peek
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
9-05 1:00 PM Music - Terry Beck (Labor Day)
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
9-10 3:00 PM Music - Jim Stevens and Rocky Mantia
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
9-10 7:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Caseyville, IL
VFW Post 1117 Caseyville, IL
9-11 2:00 PM Music - Rock a Billy Revival
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
9-17 3:00 PM Music - Robert Sampson
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
9-17 8:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Troy, IL
VFW Post 976 Troy, IL
9-18 2:00 PM Music - Mo Pleasure Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
9-24 3:00 PM Music - Hudson & Friends
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
9-25 2:00 PM Music - Triple Play
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
10-01 3:00 PM Music - Ivas John Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
10-02 2:00 PM Music - Three Pedros
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
10-08 3:00 PM Music - Billy Peek
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
10-08 7:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Caseyville, IL
VFW Post 1117 Caseyville, IL
10-09 2:00 PM Music - Tom Nickeson
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
10-15 3:00 PM Music - Gary Sluhan
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
10-15 8:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Troy, IL
VFW Post 976 Troy, IL
10-16 2:00 PM Music - Anita Rosamond (duo)
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
10-22 3:00 PM Music - Ted McCready Duo
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
10-23 2:00 PM Music - Boulevard Blues Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
10-29 3:00 PM Music - Scott & Karl
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
10-30 2:00 PM Music - Ivas John & Gary Gordon
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
11-05 3:00 PM Music - The Tugboats
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
11-06 2:00 PM Music - Rock a Billy Revival
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
11-12 3:00 PM Music - Pennsylvania Slim (duo)
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
11-12 7:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Caseyville, IL
VFW Post 1117 Caseyville, IL
11-13 2:00 PM Music - Orr & Rolens
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
11-19 3:00 PM Music - Jim Stevens and Rocky Mantia
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
11-19 8:00 PM Karaoke Night at the VFW in Troy, IL
VFW Post 976 Troy, IL
11-20 2:00 PM Music - Jeni & Dave
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
11-26 3:00 PM Music - Terry Beck
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
11-27 2:00 PM Music - Kerry Steinmann
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
12-03 3:00 PM Music - Tom Nickeson
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
12-04 2:00 PM Music - Dave Caputo Band
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
12-10 3:00 PM Music - Triple Play
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
12-11 2:00 PM Music - Scott & Karl
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
12-17 3:00 PM Music - Madbeats
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
12-18 2:00 PM Music - Gary Sluhan
The Grafton Winery & Brewhaus Grafton, IL
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