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World Cup joints, boutique hotel spotlight and best taquerias in town are your favorite stories this week

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Hopfields is just one of our 14 picks for best places to catch the World Cup. Photo courtesy of Hopfields
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Heywood Hotel was lauded by the New York Times this week. Photo by Casey Dunn
Kanye West Yeezus Birthday Cake
Sugar Mama's Bake Shop was tasked with making Kanye West's birthday cake this year.  Courtesy of Sugar Mama's Bakeshop/Facebook
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Kanye West Yeezus Birthday Cake

Before you head out to catch up the latest World Cup match this weekend, take a peak at the week's most popular stories. 

1. Where to watch the World Cup in Austin. Listings Editor Ryan Lakich researched the best specials and biggest screens to find the 14 best places to take in the games.

2. Start planning that staycation! East Austin gem Heywood Hotel received a killer write up in the New York Times this week. 

3. CultureMap Austin's Tom Thornton came out swinging for his first piece since being named our new food editor. Ladies and Gentlemen, start your taco-eating engines!

4. Newly-renovated Bartholomew Pool opened last weekend and contributor Sofia Sokolove was there to soak in the scene.

5. Local bakery Sugar Mama's was tasked with making Kanye West's birthday cake this year. Make sure to check out our interview with owner Olivia O'Neal.

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