Local Counsel with Sylvia B. Penner

The Wichita attorney tells us what’s good in the neighborhood

Published in 2017 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine

By Sylvia B. Penner on November 14, 2017


Best city sports moment  –  A tie: Wichita State University’s advancement to the Final Four in 2013, and Nico Hernandez winning the bronze medal in boxing at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.  

Worst city sports moment  –  October 2, 1970. The day the plane carrying Wichita State football players and coaches crashed. Thirty-one lives were lost, including 14 players.  

Go-to arts venue  –  Orpheum Theatre. It hosts concerts, films, musicals, comedians and more. It’s rich with history—built in 1922, it was the first atmospheric theater in the United States. 

Favorite park  –  Sedgwick County Park. It spans 645 acres.

Favorite breakfast spot  –  Doo-Dah Diner. This is the place to go for the best crab cake benedict.

Favorite courthouse perk  –  Fast Pass, a courthouse-entry access card that allows attorneys to bypass screening when entering the building.   

Favorite local shop  –  Lucinda’s, a women’s boutique with a diverse selection of clothing, jewelry, home décor and fun, off-the-wall gifts.

Best place for people watching  –  The outdoor deck at Loft 150.  

Favorite pizza joint  –  Picasso’s Pizzeria. They serve the best New York-style slices and pies.

Favorite thing about your office (besides the people)  –  The 5 p.m. hallway golf tournaments.

Favorite lunch spot  –  Tanya’s Soup Kitchen—excellent food made from locally sourced ingredients. 

Go-to sports venue  –  Intrust Bank Arena, which will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament next year.

Favorite historical fact  –  In 1958, Wichita’s Dockum Drug Store was the site of one of the first organized sit-ins in America, which helped change the civil rights path of the nation.

Favorite watering hole  –  Wichita Brewing Company.         

Favorite lesser-known tourist attraction  –  The Museum of World Treasures.

Favorite building  –  Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Best place to take a client  –  Siena Tuscan Steakhouse.

Favorite city event  –  Wichita Riverfest, a 10-day outdoor festival with water sports, races, a parade, a river run, concerts, food, vendors and more.

Best place for a stroll  –  Sedgwick County Zoo.

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