I was so excited when 5280 Magazine’s “Best Of” Restaurant issue came out.  I pored over each of the entries and made a list of all of the new places that I wanted to visit. 

My friend Andrea and I were planning a double date, and we decided to check out Linger, a new restaurant in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver and #22 on the list.  Dan and I hadn’t had much luck in Highlands, but we figured we’d give it a try.  We tried to make reservations, but there was no availability at all that night.  Fortunately, we heard that there was a large, first come first served rooftop deck, so Dan and I headed over early to grab a seat before the crowds showed up. 


The rooftop deck had a beautiful view of downtown Denver.  As day turned into night a full moon came out, and the view continued to be gorgeous.  Unfortunately, my phone does not do it justice.


Dan and I started off the evening with some happy hour specials, including some sweet potato waffle fries.  Yum!

It got too dark to take pictures for dinner, but I had a delicious pad thai.  The waitress told us that we should order two dishes per person, but to be honest, the portions were perfect for me, particularly after splitting an appetizer.

The food and the view were both really good.  It was such a fun night that I would definitely go back for happy hour during good weather.
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