Local Counsel with Kristen E. Lonergan
The Wausau attorney tells us what’s good in the neighborhood
Published in 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine — December 2016 on November 21, 2016
Updated on October 3, 2019
Best restaurant - Red Eye Brewing Company. Their locally sourced, frequently updated menu is full of flavor, and their microbrews are top-notch.
Weekend getaway - Door County, with stops including Cave Point County Park, Door County Brewing Co. and the Creamery.
Favorite city event - The Balloon Rally & Glow. This year, we had 24 hot air balloons lined up at sunset for a synchronized “glow” at the local airport. Amazing. I would love to someday hitch a ride.
Where to go after a win - Sconni’s Alehouse and Eatery. The wide range of beer, creative drink options and cheese curds are best enjoyed with friends in the city’s finest patio setting.
Where to go after a loss - Home. Just … home.
Favorite courthouse perk - The friendly, helpful staff and hometown feel.
Favorite thing about your office - The location—just steps away from the courthouse, coffee, good food and microbrews.
Favorite breakfast spot - The Urban Street Bistro food truck at the Saturday farmers markets.
Favorite lunch spot - Downtown Grocery. It suffered a devastating fire about a year ago, but at its temporary location, the lunch buffet—made of creative local, organic and vegetarian dishes—is still just as delicious!
Best place to reflect - The world-class Big Bull Falls professional whitewater kayaking course [now called Whitewater Park], right in our downtown. The rush of the rapids and the sound of the water help the mind go where it needs to go.
Best view - The lookout tower on top of Rib Mountain. You can see for miles.
Most famous resident - Former resident Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo.
Go-to sports venue - Rib Mountain for downhill skiing, Nine Mile for cross-country skiing and mountain biking, the Wausau Curling Center for curling, or Athletic Park to cheer on the Woodchucks.
Go-to arts venue - The Grand Theater.
Most beautiful spot - On the path along Lillie Street in my neighborhood, the clearings in the trees provide breathtaking panoramic views of Rib Mountain and the Wisconsin River. This makes for some picture-perfect sunsets.
Best place for people-watching - Concerts on the Square.
Favorite local shop - Evolutions in Design.
Favorite coffeeshop - Patina Coffeehouse—a fabulous little place just steps away from my office.
Favorite pizza joint - Stoney Acres Farm, as featured on Wisconsin Foodie. Go there! I love my farmers!