Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Belly Up to the Bar

Celebrity-starved Denver has a new star -- and he didn't arrive empty-handed.

Pastry chef and Food Network personality Keegan Gerhard and his wife, Lisa Bailey, moved to Denver earlier this year, and today they'll unveil D Bar Desserts, their jewel-box of a bakery/dessert bar at 1475 East 17th Avenue, right next to Strings.

D Bar will open at 11 a.m. today and every day, and stay open until late in the evening, so that people heading home from a night on the town can stop off for a final slice of chocolate cake or a Rice Krispie treat. (To see if the place is still cooking, call 303-861-4780.)

For a sampling of the treats in store for Denver, check out the Food Network archives, which include a Food Network Challenge show filmed in November 2006, when pastry chefs vied to create the most marvelous cake for Keegan and Lisa's Texas wedding. -- Patricia Calhoun

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
Contact: Patricia Calhoun