Places to see (and be seen)
RICE, AMUNDSEN &
BEST PLACE TO TAKE A CLIENT
Cafe Society for a sophisticated,
quiet meal; Gus’s Fried Chicken
on Front Street for celebration
of a successful trial.
The Rice Amundsen building. I’d better like it: I designed it
and spend most of my waking life there.
FAVORITE HISTORICAL FACT ABOUT MEMPHIS
The original owner of the land grant for what became
downtown Memphis was John Rice.
LEAST FAVORITE HISTORICAL FACT ABOUT MEMPHIS
I am not related to John Rice in any way.
FAVORITE CIT Y EVENT
Memphis in May World Champion BBQ Fest. We will BBQ
anything, but we worship pork. I am certified as a BBQ judge.
This required both classroom training and field experience.
FAVORITE COURTHOUSE PERK
I load up my suit pocket with
candy and hand it out.
It’s hard for opposing counsel
to be mad when you give them
a bite-sized Snickers.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR OFFICE
The people. They are bright, committed to excellence, work
hard, and since I sign their checks, they laugh at my jokes.
FAVORITE BREAKFAST SPOT
On the left side of my bed.
BEST PLACE TO REFLECT
On the right side of my bed.
The river bluffs by the old bridges.
The Memphis attorney tells us
what’s good in the neighborhood.
GO-TO SPORTS VENUE
GO-TO ARTS VENUE
The Brooks and Dixon Museums.
FAVORITE MOVIE THEATER
The Pink Palace IMAX.
FAVORITE HISTORICAL SITE
Beale Street. You have to love a historical site
where blues and booze still flow nightly.
MOST BEAUTIFUL SPOT
Where my wife is standing with a smile on her face after I
come home from a tough day.
FAVORITE PIZZA JOINT
Broadway Pizza. Try to imagine deep-dish Memphis pizza.
The Around The World Sausage is a thing to behold.
OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS ARE IMPRESSED WITH
FAVORITE LESSER-KNOWN TOURIS T AT TRACTION
Central Gardens: 100-year-old houses (including mine),
with giant trees, huge front porches and people walking.
FAVORITE CITY LAW
For decades, people believed there was a law against
honking your horn in Memphis. There is no such law, but
Boss Crump told people not to honk their horns and his
word was law.
FAVORITE JUDGE TO ARGUE BEFORE
I am not fool enough to answer this question.
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