About Me

Penny Parker is Colorado’s source for celebrity and entertainment news, from the latest restaurants and their hottest specials to don’t-miss society fundraisers and fashion events.

After six years as a business writer at The Denver Post, Parker opted to cross Colfax and join the Rocky Mountain News as the On the Town columnist. After the paper’s closure, she rejoined The Post. In April 2012, Parker brought On The Town to Blacktie-Colorado, a Denver-based web-service company that brings people and nonprofits together.

Parker’s background included seven years as a feature writer at The (Everett) Herald, a Washington Post-owned newspaper in Washington state, and a short stint as managing editor for two weeklies near Bellevue, Wash. As a feature writer, she won numerous awards, as well as a Society of Business Editors and Writers award for business writing. Parker is a California native and graduate of San Francisco State University.



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  1. marta benson
    December 15, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

    Penny, so happy to find your page-you may not remember me yet think of you and Jackie often. Do hope ur well and happy,especially as holidays arrive. You look great and wish you the best. Let me know how you are-always enjoyed morn cafe. Take good care- Marta

    • greg
      December 18, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

      Thanks, Marta. Hope you have a happy holidays, too.

  2. Tina
    December 16, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    For Immediate Release Contact: Keenan Kanaeholo
    December 16, 2014 Office: (303) 967-2711

    It’s the Return of Denver’s Bourbon & Bacon Fest. January 24th Tickets on sale now
    DENVER, CO– Get your bacon on with Bourbon & Bacon Fest presented by the Colorado Pork Producers Council, January 24, 2015 at the McNichols Civic Center Building.
    Nothing brings bliss like Bourbon and Bacon! Get your tickets now for the 2nd Annual Bourbon and Bacon Festival! It will be another great gathering of specialty Bourbons and unique Whiskies from distilleries, both large and small, all paired with the one and only ingredient necessary to sustain life, Bacon! New this year is a First Taste Ticket. It may not be VIP but it’s cheaper and will get you an extra half hour of savory treats and seductive bourbons.
    Bourbon & Bacon Fest will showcase some of Colorado’s favorite whiskeys and bourbons such as Buffalo Trace, Fireball and 1792. The event will also host samples from the area’s best restaurants including The Kachina, Sunnyside Burgers and Gigis. Imagine tasting sweet savory bacon from local and regional producers paired with premium whiskies in a lively and intimate setting.
    The Bourbon & Bacon Festival will have several ticket options. A VIP ticket at $95 will give you dibs on everything in the festival for a full hour prior to general admission and includes entrance to a special catered VIP area with exclusive beverages and buffet. A First Taste ticket at $55 will allow entrance to the festival 30 minutes prior to General Admission. General Admission tickets are still just $45 for 3:00pm- 5:00pm tastings. Tickets will be on sale Monday, December 15, 2014 at getmyperks.com.
    Bourbon & Bacon Fest, an Entercom Denver, event is being produced by long time Denver Event producer Chris Chassen of Event Specialists, Inc. Chris Chassen has spearheaded many events including the Denver Food and Wine Classic. Bourbon & Bacon Fest is presented by The Colorado Pork Producers Council, 99.5 The Mountain & Buffalo Trace with a portion of the proceeds supporting Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation.
    For more information about Bourbon & Bacon Fest visit http://www.bourbonandbaconfest.com and http://www.facebook.com/bourbonandbaconfest

    • greg
      December 18, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

      Thanks for the info!

  3. greg
    August 6, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    You’re more than welcome, Mark. Congrats on the honor!