Local Counsel with Kathleen Horne
Savannah’s Kathleen Horne tells us what’s good in the neighborhood
Published in 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine
on February 21, 2017
Updated on October 3, 2019
BEST PLACE TO TAKE A CLIENT – Head to Perch, a rooftop bar, for a cocktail, then go downstairs for an excellent meal.
FAVORITE WATERING HOLE – Green Truck Pub. The burgers are the best!
BEST VIEW – River Street and the skyline of Savannah as seen from the Westin Hotel on Hutchinson Island.
FAVORITE BUILDING – The historic Armstrong House situated just north of Forsyth Park, which was built as a private residence in 1919. You have to see it to believe it.
UGLIEST BUILDING – Without a doubt, the federal complex. The exterior appears to be made from bath tiles.
BEST RESTAURANT – The Olde Pink House, which is known for its modern Southern fare. Ask to be seated in the original building.
WEEKEND GETAWAY – Little St. Simons Island, a small private island off the Georgia coast.
FAVORITE HISTORICAL FACT – In his March to the Sea, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman spared the city of Savannah and presented it to President Lincoln as a Christmas gift.
FAVORITE HISTORICAL SITE – Fort Pulaski, which was designed and constructed with the assistance of a young Robert E. Lee.
FAVORITE CITY EVENT – Definitely St. Patrick’s Day, when all the fountains spray green water, and hundreds of thousands come to watch the third-largest parade in the nation.
FAVORITE HISTORICAL RESIDENT – Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts. Yes, I was a Girl Scout. Our troop in Macon made a trip to Savannah to visit her home.
FAVORITE BREAKFAST SPOT – J. Christopher’s. Try the grits!
FAVORITE PARK – Forsyth Park downtown, where one can find tranquility, play tennis or join a pickup game of soccer.
FAVORITE LUNCH SPOT – Skyler’s in the basement of a historic inn on Bay Street. The flounder and the shrimp are the best!
FAVORITE MOVIE THEATER – The Lucas. It is worth a visit just to see the beautiful restoration of the theater.
BEST PLACE FOR PEOPLE WATCHING – River Street. And you can also see enormous ocean container vessels up close and personal.
FAVORITE LOCAL SHOP – Savannah Bee Company. Who knew so many items are better made with honey?
MOST HEARTBREAKING CITY SPORTS MOMENT – When the Savannah Sand Gnats baseball team, a South Atlantic League team, left town in 2015.
PLACE TO TAKE OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS – Definitely stroll Savannah’s beautiful squares, and top off the walk with a trolley tour to soak up Savannah’s history.
FAVORITE LESSER-KNOWN TOURIST ATTRACTION – The Pin Point Heritage Museum. Justice Clarence Thomas was born and raised in Pin Point.
FAVORITE CITY LAW – Savannah is one of the few cities that allows you to leave the bar with your to-go cup.