Local Counsel with Lisa Collins
IP attorney Lisa Collins tells us what’s good in the neighborhood
Published in 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine
By Lisa Collins on February 22, 2018
Best place to take a client – Rathbun’s Steak provides great food, service and ambiance.
Favorite watering hole – Marcel, for the midcentury cocktails.
Favorite local beer – SweetWater. It is the Southeast’s biggest brewery.
Favorite building – Georgia State Capitol.
Ugliest building – It used to be the Bobby Burgess Building, but that was recently renovated. Now you can pick most of the federal buildings.
Best restaurant – Revival in Decatur—creative and tasty Southern food, superb service and a family-dining-style menu.
Favorite historical site – Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and the Carter Center.
Favorite quote – “The City of Atlanta has always had a good spirit.” —Ivan Allen Jr.
Favorite city event – Atlanta Musicfest.
Favorite courthouse perk – At the district court, free parking, and cellphone allowed with identification card.
Favorite breakfast spot – West Egg Café in West Midtown.
Favorite lunch spot – Pasta Da Pulcinella.
Best place to reflect – The Carter Center.
Best view – Our offices on the 24th floor—you can see all of Atlanta, and the mountains.
Best place for people watching – Piedmont Park.
Favorite local shop – A Capella Books, located in the historic Inman Park neighborhood. It is the go-to place for out-of-print titles, classic literature and political books.
Favorite coffee shop – Land of a Thousand Hills. It is owned by local roasters who source their beans from Rwandan farmers to help alleviate poverty there.
Favorite pizza joint – Antico—family-style dining and amazing pizza. You can bring your own wine.
Favorite city sports moment – 1995, when the Atlanta Braves won the World Series against the Cleveland Indians in six games.
Most heartbreaking city sports moment – 2017 Super Bowl. Need I say more?
Weirdest city law – “You may not carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket if it is Sunday.” I guess the rest of the days are fine.
Favorite lesser-known tourist attraction – Tiny Doors ATL. Can you find them all?
Favorite movie theater – I have a toddler; I am sure movie theaters have changed since I last went.
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