Armand’s pizza birthday parties. Late-night trips to Steak n’ Egg. Cravings for glazed Montgomery Doughnuts. Certain food experiences are in our DNA from growing up in Washington—like the urge to always take Rock Creek Park if given the option. Though many old favorites have closed, we still love the remaining stalwarts—even if the newcomers don’t get it.
Where to eat, shop, and play in the neighboring Northern Virginia towns. There’s a new exhibition every month at this cheerful space off the W&OD Trail in historic downtown Herndon. Amateurs and professionals can enter its four annual competitions, such as portrait painting and fine-art photography. The center also has a musical director, who plans concerts to complement each new exhibit and teaches afterschool music. 750 Center St., Herndon; 703-956-6590.
The life of a chef doesn’t allow for many holidays. Still, Kwame Onwuachi—the white coat behind Kith and Kin and the late Shaw Bijou—manages to make a festive meal happen for both family members and cooks who don’t have relatives in town, even if it’s the day after Christmas. His extra-cheesy mac is a hybrid of the baked recipe his stepfather relies on and the stovetop version his personal-chef mother has perfected.
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".