Parallel Seventeen celebrates its fifth anniversary with $5 deals throughout the month of August

Parallel Seventeen's already a sure bet for vibrant Pan-Asian eats and daily happy-hour deals, and this month, the deals get even better. That's because owner Mary Nguyen, who will open a new Asian street food restaurant in October, is celebrating Parallel Seventeen's fifth anniversary with $5 deals from now until August 31.

Depending on the day, there will be $5 bottles of wine (!), $5 off entrees, $5 off appetizers, $5 infusions (try the lychee), $5 bowls of pho and, perhaps most classy: $5 for five PBRs.

In addition, Nguyen will also serve a five-course prix fixe meal for $50.

Here are the details on the special, which coincides with Harvest Week:

First: Gazpacho with sorbet trio of cucumber, bell pepper and tomato

Second: Jasmine tea smoked salmon with an apple and celery root sald with crème fraiche

Third: Five-spice laquered quail with home-grown wilted chrysanthemum, canteloupe carpacchio, shaved rhubarb salad and a Chinese sausage vinaigrette

Fourth: Telicherry peppercorn-crusted filet with Thai chili and sweet corn soufflé and garlic sauteed water spinach and that's served with a demi-glace

Fifth: Haiga rice peach risotto with a housemade ricotta and star anise honey

For $25 more, the restaurant will pair each course with a select cocktail or glass of wine:

First: Rooibus tea infused vodka and a strawberry lemonade shooter

Second: Muddled mule with Goat vodka

Third: 2008 Balistreri Syrah

Fourth: 2008 Balistreri Cabernet Franc

Fifth: Juniper mead honey wine

As an added bonus, Parallel Seventeen is giving diners with August birthdays a special gift when they come in. Check the calendar on the restaurant's website for details about each day's specials.

Parallel Seventeen is located at 1600 East Seventeenth Avenue. For more information, dial 303-399-0988.