Come this spring, Denver restaurateur Frank Bonanno is set to open his first food hall. Featuring 16 concepts, the Milk Market is going to be the most extensive marketplace that has yet opened in Denver. In anticipation of the opening, Bonanno is throwing five pop-ups at his existing restaurants so hungry patrons can get a taste of what’s to come. Tickets are only $5 to attend and include meals from the forthcoming vendors alongside bonuses like yoga classes.
When: Saturday, April 7 from 4 – 8 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Where: Vesper Lounge, 233 E 7th Ave, Denver
The Lowdown: Bonanno is bringing back a taste of the old Lou’s Food Bar with its famous Nashville hot chicken. A ticket includes Lou’s Nashville style Hot Chicken and sides. There will also be specialty cocktails and beverages available for purchase.
Bao Chica Bao + MoPoke
When: Sunday, April 8 from 12 – 3 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Where: Bones, 701 Grant St., Denver
The Lowdown: This event is a two for one. Heads to Bones to try out steamed bao buns from Bao Chica Bao and Hawaiian poke from MoPoke. A ticket includes a variety of Bao Chica Bao buns and MoPoke selections. Specialty cocktails and beverages are available for purchase.
When: Saturday, April 21 from 8 – 11 a.m. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Where: The alley @ Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver
The Lowdown: If you’re an early riser, head to the Dairy Block to check out The Milk Market’s coffee shop, Morning Jones. This one includes a bonus too because your $5 ticket also involves a CorePower Yoga class from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Dairy Block alley. Afterward, you can enjoy Morning Jones pastries and one draft latte.
When: Sunday, April 22 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Where: Osteria Marco, 1453 Larimer St., Denver
The Lowdown: Head to Larimer Street and venture down the staircase of Osteria Marco for an afternoon of handmade pasta. Your ticket includes not just a pasta dish but a salad too for a classic lunch combo. Drinks are also available for purchase if you truly want to make it a Sunday Funday.
When: Saturday, April 28 from 5 – 8 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Where: Salt & Grinder, 3609 W 32nd Ave., Denver
The Lowdown: Few things are better than a well made burger and that’s what you can expect at the pop-up for Ruth Butchery. A ticket includes a burger made from Colorado raised meats and was inspired by Jacqueline Bonanno’s (Frank Bonanno’s wife and business partner) grandmother who famously made a mean patty. You also get a side with the ticket but a cocktail will cost you extra.