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Sofia Sokolove


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

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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 ...

Austin Kings Collaborate

Paul Qui teams up with top brewery on new craft beer

By Sofia Sokolove

Hill Country farmhouse brewery Jester King has been working with another Austin king: culinary star, Paul Qui. On Thursday, the brewery, known for wild ales and fermented beers introduced Equipoise ...

Austin's Growing up

Austin metro area population booms with 157 new residents per day

By Sofia Sokolove

A new report has confirmed what we already know: A whole bunch of people are moving to Austin. So many, in fact, that Austin is now the fastest-growing metro area ...

Grown-up Spring Break

What to read right now: 6 lyrical books written by musicians

By Sofia Sokolove

SXSW Music has officially started, and however you’re planning to spend it, there will be plenty of time for reading. (Unless of course you are a musician playing 11 ...

Art Spotlight

Meet 4 Austin art groups shaping the creative community

By Sofia Sokolove

Austin is a collaborative town, so it’s not surprising that Austin’s art organizations are often about more than just promoting or producing great art. Whether it’s through ...

Smarty Pants

New report ranks University of Texas program No. 1 in nation

By Sofia Sokolove

The best place to get a graduate degree in accounting is right here in Austin, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 edition of Best Graduate Schools ...

No Shades of Grey Here

What to read right now: 8 smart, sexy and unconventional love stories

By Sofia Sokolove

Whether you love, hate or feel completely ambivalent towards Valentine’s Day, there’s no avoiding the level of romance put on display every February. And since we’re in ...

Off the Beaten Path

The Austinite's guide to having a grown-up good time in New Orleans

By Sofia Sokolove

A shortish drive and an even shorter direct flight away (thanks, Southwest!), New Orleans is a popular spot for Austinites to spend a wild weekend. Filled with bars that never ...

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