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From the Archives: Dishin' with Dez


Last updated 5/5/2020 at 5:53pm

Desmond Van Rensburg has made many fans during his seven years at Daphnes in Edmonds.

Each weekend, the Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. Here's one on Desmond Van Rensburg, Edmonds' famous bartender at Daphnes. It originally ran Oct. 19, 2017.

When interviewing Desmond Van Rensburg at his place of employment, here’s a tip: Make him shut the door.

A few minutes into an adventurous back-and-forth at Daphnes with Edmonds’ favorite barkeep – before opening time on a sunny day made for Main Street strollers – two women ducked inside.

“When is happy hour?” one asks with a sly smile and a hint of seduction.

Desmond meets her ga...

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