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Keegan Gerhard

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    March 21, 2014

    Join Denver chefs on Sunday to support Avenue Grill manager Shelly McCandless, whose young son is battling cancer

    Cash McCandless is a spunky seven-year-old who loves Jimmy Fallon, knock-knock jokes and root beer milk, says his mom, Shelly McCandless, the longtime manager of Avenue Grill in Uptown. But in 2012, after playing games with his grandma, Cash woke up in Children's Hospital after suffering a seizure. ... More >>

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    March 4, 2014

    D Bar is closing its original location and relocating to bigger quarters

    Keegan Gerhard and Lisa Bailey, the married couple who own D Bar, the diminutive storefront in Uptown that's renowned for both its desserts and savory dishes, is closing its original shop and relocating to what the couple describes as a "new location [that] will stay true to the core of D Bar but pr ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Some celebrity chefs are stars...and others, like Daniel Cofrades, cook for them

    The term "celebrity chef" is as ubiquitous as pork belly, but I bet that if I asked ten people for a definition, I'd get ten different answers. To some, it means a nationally known chef with a mug you'd recognize from appearances on TV. Denver has a few of these, such as Keegan Gerhard of D Bar Dess ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Art Meets Beast this weekend at MCA Denver

    MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany Street, is hosting its second Art Meets Beast festival, honoring the history of the bison. The two-day celebration begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. with a workshop led by Pete Marczyk of Marczyk Fine Foods, who will carve an entire bison; the vegetarian option is a film with food ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Arts Meets Beast returns to Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

    The inaugural Art Meets Beast at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver was a surprise hit in 2010, featuring local chefs and arts enthusiasts in a mashup of mammoth proportions. And now the beast is coming back, with a two-day exploration of art that will culminate in a bison feast prepared by six ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    D Bar breaks ground on its second location...in San Diego

    Lisa Bailey and Keegan Gerhard have looked at several locations around town where they could put a second location of D Bar Desserts, the spot they opened on East 17th Avenue back in 2008. And now they've decided where to put it: not in Denver but in San Diego, where they've started construction of ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Five places to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day

    Time to get your sugar high, Denver. Today is National Chocolate Cake Day, which is an excellent reason to stop into a favorite spot for a slab of something rich, delicious and, above all, packed with chocolate. Need a suggestion? Here are five places that will give you a fix.

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    December 21, 2011

    Eleven favorite dishes from 2011 -- and one more to usher in 2012

    Lori Midson​It hasn't been a good year for our economy, but it's been a stellar year for the Denver restaurant scene, which continues to produce culinary heroes and push the envelope. I can't even begin to guess how many meals I've eaten in restaurants over the past year, but I'm fairly certai ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011
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    June 2, 2011

    100 Favorite Dishes: Crue fries from D Bar Desserts

    Lori Midson​ No. 62: Crue fries from D Bar Desserts

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    December 8, 2010

    D Bar Desserts sweetens the vegetarian food scene

    ​As adults, we can eat what we want when we want -- which sometimes means dessert for dinner. And those are the times you'll want to head to D Bar Desserts, 1475 East 17th Avenue, where the Food Network's Keegan Gerhard creates beautiful cupcakes and truffle treats for the display case, as wel ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010
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    September 20, 2010

    Master baker Keegan Gerhard looks to add more concepts to Denver -- and beyond

    ​"I don't want to over-promise and under-deliver." Those were some of the first words out of Keegan Gerhard's mouth when I spoke to him this morning about potential new concepts from the award-winning pastry chef, Food Network host and owner, along with his wife, Lisa Bailey, of D Bar Dessert ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Tonight: Small plates at Vesta to benefit Urban Peak

    ​The annual Plates for the Peak fundraiser, tonight at Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street, is a delicious highlight of the summer fundraising scene, featuring contributions by many of Denver's top chefs. From 6 to 10 p.m., enjoy small plates created by Brian Laird (Barolo Grill), Keegan G ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Booze, festivals and charity events

    ​Beer release parties, brewery birthdays and Old South Pearl's BrewGrass Festival are where it's at in food this week -- but there's plenty more for teetotalers or those who prefer wine or stronger spirits. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, June 7: Jill's Restaurant, 900 Walnut Street ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    May 24, 2010

    Tonight: Luca d'Italia dinner supports Children's Hospital

    Keegan Gerhard is among the chefs serving up for charity.​Luca d'Italia, 711 Grant Street, is the site of tonight's incredible benefit dinner; all proceeds from the meal will go toward the neurology department at Children's Hospital. But here's what you really want to know: Who's cooking?

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    April 16, 2010

    Cafe Society: Week in review

    Lori MidsonMatt Mine, executive chef of Oceanaire​What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society, while checking out the Chef and Tell interview with Matt Mine, exec of the Oceanaire Seafood Room, who's fishing for a new girlfriend. Red Claw Seafood & Wings opened today in the former Pho ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    D Bar Desserts owner and Food Network Challenge host Keegan Gerhard switches roles

    D Bar's Keegan Gerhard​Earlier today, when I got Keegan Gerhard, owner of D Bar Desserts and host of Food Network Challenge, on the horn, he was driving through a jungle in Puerto Rico on his way to Saborea, Puerto Rico's annual culinary extravaganza. He was there with several other Food Netw ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Sugar High: Cake and shake at D Bar Desserts

    Liz Kellermeyer​ Even though Keegan Gerhard and his wife, Lisa Bailey, opened D Bar Desserts, 1475 East 17th Avenue, just under two years ago, it took about two minutes for the sugar house to emerge as one of the city's premiere dessert spots. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner Monday through ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Bravo is getting its Just Desserts, but Keegan Gerhard won't be the icing on the cake

    Lori Midson​Life is about to get a whole lot sweeter for sugar fiends. That's because Bravo, the network that airs Top Chef and Top Chef Masters (which got the green light for a second season), has just added the icing on the cake: a new show titled Top Chef: Just Desserts, which will pit conf ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Tonight: The Denver Five converge at Elway's for a "partio"

    The Denver Five: Keegan Gerhard, Troy Guard, Matt Selby, Jamey Fader and Tyler Wiard​The Denver Five -- Tyler Wiard, Keegan Gerhard (D Bar Desserts), Troy Guard (TAG), Matt Selby (Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's) and Jamey Fader (Lola and Big Red F Restaurant Group) will convene tonight at E ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Top ten places to eat on 17th Avenue

    ​ When Olivea opened in May at 719 East 17th Avenue, it immediately earned a spot among the top ten restaurants on 17th Avenue, which has become a real restaurant row. Below, nine more places to brake for food along 17th.

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    October 2, 2009

    Cafe Society: Week in review

    Lori MidsonLobby American Grille opened to big crowds on Friday, September 25.​ What you might have missed this week on Cafe Society while getting your free jolt of instant java at Starbucks: A second outpost of Toast, the kick-ass pancake palace, took up residence in the former Village Inn ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Shut Up and Eat

    Everyone comes to the table at the Menu Affair.

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    September 9, 2009

    Tonight: Denver Five dinner at TAG with local winemaker Ben Parsons

    The Denver Five: Keegan Gerhard, Troy Guard, Matt Selby, Jamey Fader and Tyler Wiard​ To celebrate the fact that the Taste of Colorado won't be back for another year, the Denver Five, a cartel of homegrown chefs that get together every so often in each other's restaurant kitchens, are cooking ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Tonight: The Denver Five dish it out at D Bar Desserts

    ​ The Denver Five, a platoon of five local chefs who cooked together earlier this year at the James Beard House in New York City, and then decided that they'd like to cook with one another -- yet again -- in each other's hometown restaurant kitchens, gathered at Lola two weeks ago for the firs ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Still alive after the first Denver Five

    Nancy LevineJimmy Zanon's watermelon/chile margarita​ Last night I attended the first of a quintet of dinners coming from the Denver Five, the merry band of chefs who've represented Denver so ably by cooking at the renowned James Beard House in New York City the last two years. The group consists ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Tonight at Lola: The Denver Five roll out the first of five dinners

    Denver Five chefs​ Keegan Gerhard (D Bar Desserts), Troy Guard (TAG), Tyler Wiard (Elway's in Cherry Creek) and Matt Selby (Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's) will join host chef Jamey Fader at Lola, 1575 Boulder Street, tonight at 6 p.m., when all five chefs will convene in Fader's home kitc ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Crested Butte Land and Trust Food and Wine Festival uncorks today

    The first day of the four-day Crested Butte Land Trust Food and Wine Festival uncorks today. And unlike some local food and wine festivals where our homegrown chefs are snubbed, the Crested Butte powwow, which includes wine seminars, wine walks, chef dinners, grand tastings and gourmet picnics, par ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Food Fête

    Eat, drink and be merry at Taste of the Nation.

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    July 2, 2009
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    June 15, 2009

    Partake in tonight's Plates for the Peak at Vesta Dipping Grill

    One of the best food events of the year, Plates for the Peak, a small plates fundraiser and silent auction to benefit Urban Peak, a non-profit that saves kids from the jaws of homelessness, returns for a sixth year to Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street, tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. The star-st ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    In answer to your question, D Bar

    Earlier in the week, I put forth the question: When all the traditional choices have been burned through, where is the best place to bring your mom when she comes to town? I got a lot of great answers.  Potager, the Berkshire, Solera and Strings (no), Duo (I would've gone to Olivea first) and T ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    D Bar Desserts celebrates its first anniversary with free cupcakes!

    Put a little sprinkle in your step this Saturday, May 23, when D Bar Desserts, the magnificent bakery, sugar shack and savory foods shop at 1475 East 17th Avenue, celebrates its first anniversary with free cupcakes -- just one of the attention-grabbers at the food-porn patisserie that chef (and Food ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Free wine and cheese, and other sweet deals

    From 5 to 7 p.m. tonight, March 27, Highlands Wine Seller and Sunflower Farmers Market will host a wine-and-cheese tasting at the Wine Seller, 6668 Timberline Road in Highlands Ranch. And it's free! For more information, go to www.sfmarkets.com. And from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, Food Network ce ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Sweet talk from Keegan Gerhard and other tasty events

    There's quite a smorgasbord of food-related fun tonight. "Taste Test: Random Encounters in the History & Science of Food" returns to the Lab at Belmar, 404 South Upham in Lakewood, at 6 p.m. today, March 12, when the focus will be on...sugar. Keegan Gerhard, pastry chef, Food Network host,owner of ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, March 12 edition

    What's cookin'? Today in Cafe Society: • Sweet talk from Keegan Gerhard and other tasty events. • Zaidy's Deli Downtown is still Zaidy's... but now with fusion. • The Wynkoop's canny new strategy. • Veggie Girl: Pasquini's Pizzeria. Today in Backbeat Online: • Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009
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    January 6, 2009

    The List: Jason Sheehan's favorite meals in 2008

    Last week, I digested a year's worth of eating. To recap, here are my six best meals of 2008, in no particular order, and one in memorium addition: 1) Le Bernardin, Manhattan. Eight or nine or ten courses, with the menu personally chosen and assembled by Eric Ripert and wines paired by Aldo Sohm, ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    September 23, 2008

    With booze, chefs and booze, it will be a Menu Affair to remember

    So, what are you doing Wednesday night? Nothing? Good, because I’ve got something that’ll get you up off the couch and out on the town. How ‘bout a chance to see Solera’s Goose Sorensen and James Mazzio from Via going head-to-head in this year’s Mile High Chef competition at Westword's M ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008
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    September 11, 2008
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    July 31, 2008

    D for Denver

    Keegan Gerhard is a star -- and D Bar Desserts really shines.

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    July 31, 2008

    D Bar Desserts

    Star Power

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    July 29, 2008
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    June 8, 2008

    Beard House Blues

    So, yeah….As has already been announced, I tanked it at the James Beard Awards. Didn’t win, lost it in the clutch, came home empty-handed (again…). But you know what? That’s cool for a couple of different reasons. For one, it was just an honor to be nominated and blah blah blah… I kn ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008

    The Next Great Chef

    What are you doing tomorrow? If the answer to that question is "nothing" and you happen to love cooking challenge shows like I do, then you should check out tomorrow's taping of The Next Great Chef. The show will be taped for the Food Network between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Stu ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008

    Sparrow Flies the Coop

    While Sparrow looks for a new home, Denver chefs head to New York City.

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