Fall in the Highlands – Denver

With a friend visiting, I was able to act like a tourist as we explored the quaint Highlands community. We walked a few blocks on 32nd between Lowell and Perry visiting lovely little shops away from the beaten track.

We worked up an appetite before eating in ‘Fire on the Mountain.’ Fantastic boneless chicken wings with hot sauce. I tasted their ‘jerk sauce’, which was so good, I had to buy a jar to take home. All of the sauces are made in the restaurant and the ‘jerk sauce’ tasted like it came straight from the Carribean.

Our next stop was Tennyson, where we wandered around the antique shops, but had ice-cream on our minds so we drove to LoHi and visited ‘Little Man Ice Cream’ store. Yum!

I had a delicious Cream Fraiche Gelato and my friend had a salty caramel ice cream concoction that was to die for. As we were in the area we couldn’t resist stopping in Anna-Be the Bridal Store. Beautiful wedding dresses lined the walls. We ate our ice creams as we walked past Lola’s and the local restaurants before taking the footbridge across the I25. As we descended on the other side of the bridge, we was the ugliest work of art I have ever seen. Take a look at the red monstrosity below and tell me what you think it is.

After a little more shopping we stopped for a glass of wine in a delightful cheese and wine bar before taking the bridge across the Platte River and crossing the park into LoDo.

As it grew dark the patio’s of Larimer Square were filled with people enjoying a cocktail and taking advantage of a warm September evening.

Finally exhausted, we walked back to LoHi, which had become alive as people ate and relaxed.

I am looking forward to visiting the area with its lovely footpaths, parks and restaurants again soon.