Take Your Pick Of Epic Burgers June 14-18



(Alton, IL – June 10, 2021) Hungry for a Peachy Pattie? How about a Stuffed Crawfish Burger or Italian Stallion Burger? From Carlinville to Collinsville, 22 local restaurants are showcasing their Epic Burgers during Epic Burger Week June 14 – 18 in southwest Illinois.

Sample a wide variety of burgers available throughout the Great Rivers & Routes region of southwest Illinois during this week-long event highlighting some of the tastiest and creative hamburgers available. The Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau of Southwest Illinois is sponsoring the event.

“We know people enjoy coming to southwest Illinois for our delicious destinations,” said Cory Jobe, President/CEO of the Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau. “And we realized we have some really creative restaurants who have taken the traditional hamburger to the next level. This is our chance to create awareness of those restaurants and their burger creations.”

Participating restaurants and their Epic Burgers include: Alton: Argosy Casino featuring the Home Team Burger, Brown Bag Bistro and the Peachy Pattie, Chubby’s Bar & Grill and the Chubby Burger, Great Rivers Tap & Grill with the Basin Street Burger, Morrison’s Irish Pub and the Irish Pub Burger, Old Bakery Beer and the Bacon Jam Burger, Town Club of Alton and the Sizzler Burger; Grafton: Aerie’s Resort and the Aerie’s Brisket Burger, Grafton Winery and the Brewhaus Burger, Grafton Oyster Bar and the Stuffed Crawfish Burger; Jerseyville: Brossio Tavern and the Cowboy Burger, George’s Local Brew and the Local Brew Burger; Edwardsville: Edison’s and the Guiness Glazed Burger, Sugarfire Smokehouse and the Smokehouse Burger; Collinsville: Old Herald Brewery & Distillery and the Jam Session Burger, Sloan’s Pub House; Hillsboro: Street Eats and the Italian Stallion Burger; Livingston: Twistee Treat Diner and the Diner Burger; Carlinville: Uptown Tavern and the Hot N Sticky Burger; Witt: Mac’s Diner and the Bourbon Burger.

“Locally owned and operated businesses have some terrific burgers,” Jobe noted. “Promoting Epic Burger week is just another way to steer visitors to those businesses in our six county Great Rivers & Routes region and encouraging them to take a bite out of some great burgers.” Jobe noted.

The Great Rivers & Routes Tourism Bureau is a certified Destination Marketing Organization serving Madison, Jersey, Calhoun, Macoupin, Montgomery and Greene counties. The bureau is dedicated to educating visitors about the region by providing information regarding the area’s history, unique landmarks, recreational opportunities, leisure attractions, special events and scenic marvels.

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