Things to Do

Tonight: Elway's, Wynkoop, Parisi, 8 Rivers events

Some of Denver's favorite restaurants are hosting special events tonight, featuring everything from rum to Wynkoop beer to five of the town's best chefs.

First up: The Five -- Troy Guard of TAG, Jamey Fader of Lola, Matt Selby of Steuben's and Vesta, Brian Laird of Barolo and Tyler Wiard of Elway's in Cherry Creek -- will be cooking up a storm at a patio partio at Elway's in Cherry Creek. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $50; for reservations, call 303-399-7616

Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th Street, is celebrating April Fools' Day a little late this year at its $40 Spring Beer Dinner, starting at 6:30 p.m. Get in the silly spirit with some unusual cuisine, including panzanella salad with beer-bread croutons, lamb-and-risotto meatballs and a chili-beer granita in a burnt-orange sugar cup. Make your reservations at 303-297-9999.

Firenze a Tavola, the downstairs area at Parisi, 4401 Tennyson Street, is also presenting a multi-course meal at its monthly Community Table, which starts at 7 p.m.; this round is inspired by springtime and Grandma's home cooking. A seat costs $30; call 303-561-0234 or visit

And 8 Rivers, at 1550 Blake Street, will host a Rum Lover's Seminar from 6 to 8 p.m.; call 303-623-3422.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings.

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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