Spokaneâs Elizabeth Tellessen Tells Us Whatâs Good in the Neighborhood
Local Counsel with Elizabeth Tellessen
Published in 2019 Washington Super Lawyers magazine
on June 24, 2019
Updated on July 15, 2019
Best place to take a client
Clinkerdagger. Wonderful food and a beautiful view of our river.
Favorite watering hole
If forced to pick one, Saranac Public House. Reliable beer selection and knowledgeable staff simplify decision-making.
Favorite sports bar
Jack & Dan’s Bar and Grill, founded by John Stockton’s father, Jack.
Spokane County Court House—the closest thing we have to a castle.
Casper Fry, and sister restaurant Durkin’s Liquor Bar, for inventive dishes and craft cocktails.
Sandpoint, Idaho. Skiing at Schweitzer, boating on Lake Pend Oreille, or enjoying the beautiful scenery and downtown.
Favorite historical resident
Favorite historical fact about Spokane
Father’s Day was founded here in 1910.
Favorite historical site in Spokane
Riverfront Park, home of several iconic sites from the 1974 World’s Fair and 11 bridges over the Spokane River’s falls.
Favorite city event
Bloomsday, a 12k road race.
Favorite courthouse perk
Attorney badges that let you skip the security line.
Favorite thing about your office (besides your colleagues)
The view of Mount Spokane on a sunny day.
Favorite lunch spot
Cochinito Taqueria is relatively new to Spokane, but I cannot imagine lunchtime without it. The finest street tacos and creative Spanish dishes.
Best place to reflect
On a sailboat in the middle of Lake Pend Oreille.
Manito Park in the summer with the roses in bloom.
Go-to sports venue
McCarthey Athletic Center for Gonzaga basketball.
Go-to arts venue
The Bartlett, an intimate venue hosting legends and locals.
Best place for people-watching
Spokane Interstate Fair.
Favorite coffee shop
Madeleine’s Café & Patisserie for cappuccino and homemade biscotti.
Favorite pizza joint
Republic Pi—thin crust wood-fired pizza, from traditional to funky.
City’s best sports moment(s)
Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII; and, despite the heartbreak at the end, 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game—Gonzaga Bulldogs v. North Carolina Tar Heels.
Best Late-Night Eats
The Satellite Diner & Lounge. Although I’ve somewhat aged out of the club scene, this late-night dining room has a line at about 2:15 a.m. Worth the wait, and better than making your Uber driver go through Jack in the Box.