Places to see (and be seen)
Sylvia B. Penner
COULSON & KITCH;
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, come-
dians and more. It’s rich with history—built in 1922, it was
the first atmospheric theater in the United States.
Sedgwick County Park. It spans 645 acres.
FAVORITE BREAKFAST SPOT
Doo-Dah Diner. This is the place to go for the best crab
FAVORITE COURTHOUSE PERK
Fast Pass, a courthouse-entry access card that allows at-
torneys 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.
The Wichita attorney tells us
what’s good in the neighborhood
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
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 TOURIS T AT TRACTION
The Museum of World Treasures.
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.
FAVORITE LOCAL LANDMARK
The Keeper of the Plains—a 44-foot tall steel sculpture standing at the point
where the Big and Little Arkansas rivers join together in downtown Wichita.
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