Local Counsel with Laurie A. Giordano-Vahey

The Rochester lawyer tells us what’s good in the neighborhood

Published in 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers magazine

By Laurie A. Giordano-Vahey on August 15, 2016


Favorite breakfast spot  –  Maa’s in Webster. It has crazy delicious pancakes.

Favorite lunch spot  –  Chipotle. Don’t judge me.

Best place to take a client  –  Char. Good food, nice bar and cool atmosphere.

Favorite watering hole  –  The Revelry for cocktails, and Barry’s for a beer and Irish music.

Best restaurant  –  Good Luck—it is delicious and fun.

Where to go after a win  –  The office—to thank everyone and share the good news!

Where to go after a loss  –  Loss?

Weekend getaway  –  Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Favorite historical fact  –  Marshmallows were first commercially produced here and the graham cracker was invented in Rochester. Can you say s’mores? 

Favorite historical site  –  Susan B. Anthony House. She lived here for 40 years.

Favorite courthouse perk  –  Underground parking at state court.

Best place to reflect  –  The trails at sunrise.

Best view  –  Looking at the water from the tip of Canandaigua Lake. 

Favorite movie theater  –  The Little Theatre. It makes going to a movie feel like an event. 

Most beautiful spot  –  Anywhere holding hands with my husband. 

Favorite city event  –  Most would say jazz fest, but the Flower City Challenge is awesome—so many positive people who have worked really hard to get through their race; so many wonderful supporters. It is inspiring.

Favorite park  –  Letchworth State Park.

Best place for people watching  –  Lilac Festival. It attracts all kinds.

Favorite local shop  –  Kittelberger Florist & Gifts. Love the place and the people.

Favorite coffee shop  –  Boulder Coffee Co. on Alexander Street.

Favorite pizza joint  –  For dinner, Napa Wood Fired Pizzeria. Lunch can only be had at the downtown Pizza Stop on State Street.

Out-of-town guests are impressed with  –  Wegmans—of course.

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