Out Like A Lamb
It’s Denver and it’s March. Colorado is a pretty amazing place in the Spring. The city begins to shed a wrapping of fluffy winter gear. The mountains start to get more mountain biking and hiking than snow related activities. And shops around Denver dust off the cafe umbrellas and open the patio bars…
My friends and I have been taking advantage of the wonderful weather here lately. Including meeting up for a late night dinner atop the Highlands located Linger restaurant, which offers this gorgeous view of Denver from it’s rooftop patio.
Spring is most definitely in the air, and my allergies can prove it. The sunsets are a warm pinkish gold and touch the ends of the mountains. The light barely makes its way into the city, but when it does, it peeks oh so brilliantly around jutting skyscrapers. Creating a sense of treasure to the spectacular creation.
I’ve also been finding more and more excuses to go out and walk around town, even if it is just to hop down the street for coffee and a vegan Sweet Potato Cinnamon Roll from Watercourse Bakery (next to City O’ City). Yum!
These early Spring days have been full of good friends and delicious bites. I shopped with a fashionable gal pal, Rachel, to pick up some cute pink satin shorts. A trend I completely love, yet am still figuring out how to wear. And had my favorite burger, the Portabello Burger from H Burger, downtown patio side with my hunky man for a little midweek pick me up.
But not to be outdone with my two besties and a trip to Sweet Action Ice Cream where I’ve cherished both Horchata & S’Mores flavors. Oh hello… take a look, think I’d like to snatch up some of that Pocky Red Bean. Don’t worry I sprinkled in some bike rides down the Platte River to keep me beach ready.
Yeah, did I mention I ate at Linger? Um. Yum. I love the upstairs bar for happy hour and think its got the right kind of vibe. Think trendy without trying too hard and just the right amount of weird kitsch that makes you look a little sideways at it. Perfect. It has a perfectly creepy/awesome story too – just like all interested things should.
Originally the building Linger resides in was Olinger, an old mourtuary located in downtown Denver. It had a neon sign that was enormous and could be seen from most places along the highway and spots in main areas of downtown. When the mortuary shut down, the owner/genius over at Root Down decided to open a new restaurant there.
They turned it into a hip little spot that is super packed all the time. Its open floorplan feels very casual, but it has a sense of drama and romanticism with retro floral wallpaper patterns, a bright light bartop, floor to ceiling 1950s mugshots, and the history alone helps. A must visit when in Denver in my books.
I sat 9 rows off the ice for an Avalanche vs Penguins game. It was more of a gift to my boy, than for me. But I had fun, and I know he had a blast seeing his team slaughter us :/ But on the upside I found a new favorite beer, Peroni and I made a killer Greek Pizza – and let me tell you. This. Pizza. Is. Not. Messing. Around. Jessica over at How Sweet It Is came up with this perfect pie and from one food slut to the world, I’m in love with it in every way. Which reminds me, I need to go make more now…
So I leave March with this last pic. A wonderful guy and a wonderful month in the city.