Sasha Petraske on Cocktails

By Kristin Butler Sasha Petraske, the late founder of Milk and Honey, was widely considered one of Manhattan’s modern masters of mixology. But he always insisted he wasn’t creative. “My background is as a barista—I’m very enamored with something simple done properly,” he told me in 2013. Petraske most often drank an old fashion, but […]


Exclusive First Look: Two Recipes From Sean Sherman’s Cookbook, ‘The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen’

In honor of the upcoming Maoominike-giizis, Feast of the Wild Rice Moon in late summer, Sherman shares two indigenous recipes from ‘The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen’ By Kristin Butler (originally published by Indian Country Media Network) Throughout his first cookbook, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, Sean Sherman educates. Sherman founded The Sioux Chef in 2014, […]


Now Hear This

By Kristin Butler (originally published by Cadillac magazine) Listening to a podcast—a digital audio file that you can download or stream over the Internet—is like getting insider access to thought-provoking investigations and intimate conversations all over the world. Even better, you tune in at any time in any setting: Whether you’re driving, cooking, or working […]

7A Resort

Historic Hill Country resort unveils new look that beckons for a getaway

By Kristin Butler (originally published by CultureMap) Giant cypress trees loom over crystal-clear waters in Wimberley, Texas, where 7A Ranch and Pioneer Town offers cabins, lodges, and other attractions across several acres on the banks of the Blanco River. Here, visitors can hike a half-mile of shady riverfront oasis, take a dip in the river […]

Supper Friends

11 Food + Drink Events to Indulge in this Summer in Austin

Sip with Fido at Yard Bar, pick fruit at Sweet Eats Farm, and more By Kristin Butler, Madeline Hollern, and Cynthia Houchin | Photos by John Davidson Eat, drink, and be merry at Supper Friends A rotating cast of notable chefs prepares multicourse dinners for these weekly culinary affairs hosted at the Swoop House, a […]


Foxwoods, Largest Indian Gaming Resort in North America, Celebrates its Quarter Century

By Kristin Butler (originally published by Indian Country Media Network) When the now iconic Foxwoods Resort Casino came onto the scene in Southeastern Connecticut in 1992, outside of Las Vegas and Atlantic City, it was the only true resort-casino destination in the country. “We had players coming in from not only all over New England […]