‘101 Bar & Dinner’ opened in 2018. Unlike the restaurant, Sidoniya previously ran after the show, named ‘Sidoniya – Lord of the Chefs’, which boasted a city center location, the new bar and dinner is located in a quiet and green neighborhood in Sofia’s Dianabad district.
The small restaurant is situated in a quiet street, yet in the very center of Sofia. Easy to find, you can go there on foot, if you are anywhere in the central area of Sofia. As the place is not big, a reservation is a must. In summer months you can choose a table outside.
The village of Bistritsa (also Bistritza, Bistrica, or Бистрица in Bulgarian) is now considered a remote district of the capital city Sofia. In recent years a lot of Sofia citizens have settled there to commute daily – they’d rather travel to work twice a day, but enjoy Bistritsa’s fresh air and beautiful nature up in the mountain. Bistritsa is just 10km away from the city.
Although Sofia is not world-known as a popular tourist place yet, compared to Prague or Budapest, it does not fall short of the other European cities in terms of vibrancy and sense of creative community.
I have recently witnessed some Lufthansa flights passengers boarding with a phone, without any printed papers whatsoever. It seemed pretty convenient.