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Sofia Sokolove

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Former DCist (but Philadelphian at heart) Sofia is currently living + writing in Austin, TX, bouncing around the arts, literature, food + booze scenes.

@sofolove // www.sofiasokolove.com

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Romantic Travel Plans

Austin deemed a top travel destination for new couples

By Sofia Sokolove

You might notice a large number of couples touring town next weekend. Austin is apparently the second most popular destination for couples who are traveling on Memorial Day weekend. That ...


Best Bets for Booze

These 10 Austin spots feature the city's best wine and beverage programs

By Sofia Sokolove

We’re eating better than ever in Austin these days. We’re also drinking pretty well, too, and it’s no doubt because of the impressive world-class beverage programs at ...


Sweet Chefs

The top pastry chefs in Austin are making our food scene pretty sweet

By Sofia Sokolove

Austin's food scene isn't just heating up — it's getting sweeter, too. As more and more Austin restaurants push culinary boundaries and draw national attention with their impressive ...


Have a Heart

Adorable East Austin store named one of the best shops in America

By Sofia Sokolove

Austin continues to find itself on national best-of lists, and this time around, we're earning props for one of our charming, homegrown shops. Take Heart, the cute little East ...


Big Money

Here's where to work in Austin to make the most money

By Sofia Sokolove

Jobs and recruiting website Glassdoor recently compiled a list of America's 15 highest paying companies. Luckily for Austinites looking to make six figures, seven of those companies have offices ...


ATX Tours

Bikini's founder wants you to go on his new 'authentic' tours of Austin

By Sofia Sokolove

Entrepreneur Doug Guller — who owns Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill (and the town, Bikinis, TX), Chicago House, Historic Scoot Inn and more — has announced his latest endeavor: the Austin Tour Company ...


Smal Plates on South Lamar

South Lamar heats up with long-awaited opening of VOX Table

By Sofia Sokolove

It’s a big week for South Lamar Union. Shake Shack officially announced that it will be opening in less than a week, and on Wednesday, VOX Table officially opens ...


What to Read

What to read right now: 6 badass authors recommend spring reads

By Sofia Sokolove

Something feels especially lovely about reading in Austin in the spring. Maybe it’s a way of enjoying the calm after the SXSW storm, or maybe it’s just that ...


Boozy Bakery

Austin's hottest bakeshop announces boozy new concept in Mueller

By Sofia Sokolove

Just a month after former Foreign & Domestic pastry chef Jodi Elliott opened Bribery Bakery in Wells Branch, a lease has been signed for a second location in the AMLI Mueller ...


Hot Homes

Austin homes are more expensive than ever before, says new report

By Sofia Sokolove

Surprise, surprise: Austin-area home sales still aren’t slowing down — and they just keep getting pricier, according to a report released by the Austin Board of Realtors Tuesday. Coming off ...


Hotel Boom

Austin hotel boom continues with Hotel Van Zandt, opening downtown this summer

By Sofia Sokolove

It doesn’t look like Austin’s downtown hotel boom is slowing down anytime soon. With at least 10 hotels currently under construction in the Capital City, it can be ...


Meet the Tastemakers

The best restaurants in Austin: 11 hot spots in our culinary scene

By Sofia Sokolove

It’s Tastemakers time. On May 12 at Brazos Hall, the fourth annual CultureMap Tastemaker Awards will celebrate Austin's finest culinary talent. Last week we kicked things off by ...


Luxury Livin'

New luxury vacation lofts will transform iconic corner of downtown Austin

By Sofia Sokolove

As early as July, there will be a new spot to vacation — or staycation — in Austin. Top Trip Rentals, a vacation rental property company based in Austin, has announced the ...


Big Year for Blanton

4 exciting exhibits coming to the Blanton's biggest season yet

By Sofia Sokolove

Art lovers, rejoice! Exciting things are in store for the Blanton Museum of Art. In February, the museum announced that it will construct artist Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin on the ...


Craft Beer Boom

Local beer garden and kitchen, The Brewtorium, coming to thirsty North Austin 'hood

By Sofia Sokolove

More local craft beer and food is coming to North Austin, this time by way of The Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen, which is slated to open next year. The concept for ...


Steampunk on Sixth

New mega-bar Steampunk Saloon to open on West Sixth Street

By Sofia Sokolove

By the end of June, the former Opal Divine’s site at 700 W. Sixth St. will be transformed into a prohibition-era, industrial-themed establishment called Steampunk Saloon, reports Community Impact ...


Skip the Store

Amazon launches one-hour delivery service in Austin

By Sofia Sokolove

Austinites can now get tens of thousands of daily essentials delivered ridiculously fast at no extra cost. Amazon has launched Prime Now in Austin, making Austin one of the six ...


Inside Austin's Smart House

Sneak peek at the HGTV Smart House in Zilker Park — it could be yours for free

By Sofia Sokolove

There’s a brand new home in Zilker Park that won’t cost you anything. Each year, HGTV builds and furnishes a "Smart Home" to be given away to a ...


Everything's Bigger in Texas

Property taxes in Texas are higher than almost anywhere in the U.S.

By Sofia Sokolove

Everything is bigger in Texas — including taxes. While every homeowner across the country is subject to real estate taxes, it seems Texans owe a lot more than most Americans, according ...


Best Patios

Austin's best patios for drinking, dining and hanging out

By Sofia Sokolove

We're entering that wonderful time of year where we can lounge around for an entire afternoon without sweating profusely, and sometimes you even need a light sweatshirt to enjoy ...


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