Birthday beat: Luca D'Italia and Jonesy's EatBar both have reasons to jubilate
Six89 and Phat Thai executive chef Mark Fischer
Luca D'Italia, Frank Bonanno's Italian restaurant at 711 Grant Street, celebrates six years in the Capitol Hill 'hood this month with a parade of visiting Colorado chefs, including Mark Fischer, exec at Carbondale's Six89 and Phat Thai, who joins Bonanno tonight in the kitchen.
The five-course dinner, paired with wines, is $90 per person. A 6:30 p.m. reception starts the night rolling, with dinner following at 7 p.m.; call 303-832-6600 to reserve your spot.
Also marking an anniversary this month -- its first -- is Jonesy's EatBar, the gastropub at 400 East 20th Avenue that Jason Sheehan loved, even if he loathes the term "gastropub." Anyway, Jonesy's birthday party starts tonight at 5 p.m., with half-price lamb sliders, truffled fries, cheddar cheese fries pelted with bacon or buffalo fries with blue cheese and hot sauce. Wash them all down with $3 cocktails, $2.50 beers and great deals on wines by the glass.