DBar, Part Deux: The Revenge

Dan here today.  It’s a well-known fact that being on TV makes you 50 to 100% cooler.  But what about reality TV, you might ask?  Surely the people who show up on The Soup every week are doing themselves no favors.  Perhaps.  Or perhaps they are just starting from a lower cool baseline than the rest of us and being on TV just brings them up to slightly below normal.  It’s a difficult question to answer, and scientists are still crunching the numbers.

You might be asking yourself right now, “Self, isn’t this a food blog?  Why is he talking about reality television?  Shouldn’t there be some pictures of food, or two year old nieces, or something like that?”  And you would be correct.  Which brings me to DBar.  DBar is at least 50% cooler because the chef, Keegan Gerhard, is on the Food Network.  (Also, I once sold him a bicycle at Bicycle Village, so we’re totally bffs now, like omg lol dsfqj;sdlg.)

Beth and I went to DBar a long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away), but we haven’t managed to get back recently.  With her mom still in town for one last night after the Breckenridge trip, we decided to give their dinner menu a try.  The food was good, but I think the place definitely benefits from the 50% TV bump. 

We started out with a lot of cheese-based items.  Beth got macaroni and cheese, which she raved about, while her mom got tomato soup, which drew similar raves, and a grilled cheese sandwich that she couldn’t finish.  I settled on a bacon, avocado, tomato and cheddar sandwich or (b.a.c.t), which sounded delicious.  As you can see from the picture, it looks a little more like a basic grilled cheese trying to improve its station in life.  It was good, but I was hoping for more b.a.t.

Then we moved on to dessert: doughnuts, some sort of caramel concoction, and a s’more waffle.  These were solid desserts (I particularly enjoyed the caramel concoction, although I discovered an instant too late that the drink accompanying it had espresso in it.)
And here’s a picture of the s’more waffle for good measure.  (I’m going to assume you know what doughnuts look like.)
Ultimately, though, none of the desserts wowed me.  We opted for powdered sugar instead of cinnamon sugar on the doughnuts, which was a mistake in hindsight, and the s’more waffle was a little strange.  This is definitely a good place, but without the TV factor, I don’t think it would be packed at 5 on a Sunday evening like it was when we went there. D Bar Desserts on Urbanspoon