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
on August 15, 2016
Updated on October 3, 2019
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.