ATLA’s Aguas Frescas Boast Texture and Flavor

While their inventory rivals even the best mezcalerias, it's their zero-proof drinks that impress most

At ATLA, the younger sibling of Cosme, in New York‘s NoHo neighborhood, the light fare and non-alcoholic beverages impress most. (Think donut-shaped churros or flaxseed chilaquiles paired with delectable aguas frescas.) While beverage director Yana Volfson is skilled at crafting cocktails, her zero-proof options transcend the expectations usually associated with this section of the menu. “These are options that challenge the idea of a non-alcoholic …

A Site That Explores The News Before The News

The News Before the Storm is a site that showcases a series of clippings from newspapers the day before and earlier on the day of the world’s most horrific stories—for instance, 9/11 or the 2011 Japanese tsunami. By showing the two side-by-side, then melding them together through collage and overlay, the creators of the series, Ben Polkinghorne and Scott Kelly, investigate the ferociousness of the news …

From Nothing to Fort Nelson: Inside Michter’s Decades-Long Resurgence

A brand born from 'America's Oldest Distillery' is investing in its future

In the 266 years since Michter’s was founded in Pennsylvania, the brand (first known as Shenk’s and then Bomberger’s) has battled prohibition, closure and abandonment. But since its resurrection in the 1990s (and its relocation to Kentucky), the brand has hired the first woman Master Distiller in the Kentucky Distiller Association’s history, invested millions of dollars into some of the industry’s top talent and technology, and rescued …