It's not just the food at culinary hotbeds like Barley Swine, Parkside, and Uchiko that we're drooling over: Lovely plates and bowls are the foundation of every dish. While top chef plating skills might be out of reach, upping the table-setting game is an achievable way to make a bold dining statement. "The criteria is whether we want to use it in our own kitchen," Lindsey Wohlgemuth writes from Ruidoso, N.M., "and if food looks good on it."
Some craft beer enthusiasts will argue that the gose ("GO-zuh") – a sour and salty brew originating in 16th century Goslar, Germany – is once again gaining popularity merely because of its obscurity. Why would anyone intentionally inoculate beer with bacteria, souring the flavor, and then add salt? Our Socratic response: Do you lick every last grain of salt off the rim of your margarita? Do you ask for three extra limes in your vodka tonic?
The underground dinner scene isn't for everyone. Putting complete faith in a guest chef's unpublished menu, or clicking "purchase" on a $100 ticket without knowing the dining details, can be daunting for some. But the opportunity to connect with complete strangers over a shared love of food, during a one-of-a-kind experience in a clandestine location, can also be the spark that keeps relationships with Austin restaurants aflame. The idea had been sitting with local chef Alan Delgado for years.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".