With the accolades Richmond has achieved nationally — and we all know we love our accolades — it's the restaurants and breweries that put us at the top of the lists every time. We've put the two together by matching favorite Richmond foods with top year-round beers so you can achieve your own nirvana. Pasture pimento cheese + Triple Crossing Falcon Smash IPA Sharp cheddar, sweet pimentos, Ritz crackers — does it get much better than that? Absolutely, if you have the right beer.
It may be called the Virginia Wine Expo, but there's more to it than just wine. (Not that we'd have any fight with an event devoted entirely to wine.) The event takes place over the first weekend in March, and a $55 ticket will give you general admission access to a three-hour walk-around grand tasting. Hundreds of Virginia wines, ciders and spirits, plus wine from Oregon, Australia and New Zealand, will be available for tasting. Don't worry, there will be artisanal food available to soak it all up.
Like the color-changing lizard, the newest year-round beer at Center of the Universe Brewing Co. will change — not in response to the vicissitudes of the environment or the market, but on a six-week schedule beginning March 9. Brewers will use different hop blends for each version of the Chameleon India Pale Ale, while maintaining a consistent grain bill. Because of the wide range of hop varieties, the beer's aroma and taste will change with each version. And so will the color of the cans.
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".