The Inventing Room Dessert Shop

Willy Wonka take notice: Denver has its own magician of all things sweet. Chef and inventor Ian Kleinman opened the Inventing Room, his science-lab dessert bar in the Ballpark neighborhood in October 2015, offering liquid-nitrogen ice cream, grape-jelly cotton candy, exploding whipped cream and plenty of other delights. Kids and adults alike queued up to watch Kleinman and his team go to work amid billowing smoke, spinning sugar and crackling, house-made pop-rocks. Kleinman moved the Inventing Room to West Highland in October 2017.