Shorts: Black Rubber, Spooky Dates and Everything Climbing

Macabre and Cheese: Dining at the mortuary. Photo: Steve Zdawczynski/

Spooky Dinner Date

Linger, Denver’s newest restaurant, may be taking irony to the extreme. Located in the former Olinger Mortuary (next door to the giant milk can known as the Little Man Ice Cream shop in the LoHi neighborhood), Linger uses a wine list packed inside a stainless steel medical chart, amber-colored water bottles that look like something straight out of an embalming laboratory, and dessert menus printed on cardboard toe tags. Creepiness aside, the three-story space offers sweeping views of the Denver cityscape and serves up an eclectic mix of street food from all over the world on small plates meant to share. EO favorite: the South Asian Masala Dosa ($9) featuring a crispy rice and lentil crepe stuffed with masala potatoes, peas, black mustard seeds, tamarind-date chutney and coconut chutney.

Everything Climbing… Without Leaving the Ground

Aspen resident Jamie Lynn Miller accepted the fact long ago that she couldn’t spend every waking moment climbing. But then she realized she could at least spend her days talking about climbing. Leveraging 15 years in radio, Miller partnered with Carbondale-based climber Chris Kalous to launch Off Belay Podcast this May.

“We discuss the climbing lifestyle, from kids to dogs to relationship meltdowns, along with everything that happens on belay, from free-soloing to expeditions,” says Miller.

The pair, who’ve dubbed themselves “Happy Climber Girl,” and “Crusty Climber Guy,” draw on 30-plus years of combined climbing experience and different perspectives on life that lead to lively banter. They’ve run 17 editions of the podcast so far, and have attracted listeners from casual sport climbers to industry old-timers.

Black Rubber Never Looked So Good

Earrings made from recycled bicycle tires.We’ve seen our fair share of products made from refurbished bike parts, but none so chic as the jewelry created by True Partners in Craft. The Chicago-based designer makes necklaces, earrings and bracelets from old bike tires and tubes, fashioning rubber to look like feathers and other trendy adornments. And who doesn’t adore biker chic?
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