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

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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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