Sasha Petraske Out at White Star

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Photo: Gavin Thomas

Following April's White Star scare, Sasha Petraske himself confirmed to us that the cocktail bar was alive and kicking and adding wine and food. But now we learn that as of a few weeks ago, Petraske is no longer affiliated with the two-and-a-half-year-old drinks den. Two of the new managers and owners are Vito Palmore and John Byrd, and Palmore tells us they've swapped in a new, non-Petraske-designed cocktail list, though you can still order his creations off the menu. No food is currently being offered. As to why the Milk & Honey maestro parted ways with White Star, Palmore wouldn't or couldn't say, simply telling us, "Sasha's concentrating on his other projects" right now.