Carrie Baird leaves Bar Dough to open her own restaurant

Denver’s own “Top Chef” finalist, Carrie Baird, has left her executive chef post at Bar Dough to open a new restaurant concept in Boulder next month.

Rose’s Classic Americana will serve “classic Americana” fare from inside Rosetta Hall, according to the food hall’s co-owner Donovan Greene. Rose’s will open starting at 8 a.m. daily and serve some of Baird’s contest-winning dishes like huevos rancheros and, of course, fancy toast.

Rosetta is an international food hall with 10 food and drink stalls already, and Rose’s replaces Justin Brunson’s Folsom Foods, which will graduate to its own brick-and-mortar restaurant soon, Greene said.

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Folsom’s last day of business is Feb. 24, and Baird will move in the following day but take some time for menu development, according to Greene. The exact opening date of Rose’s is to be announced.

“This really is an opportunity for Carrie just to have full creative ownership,” he said.