There are lots of places that make sponge candy, but on the day before Valentine’s, it only seems right to tell the story of Ko-Ed Candies, a real mom-and-pop shop. Sandy Whitt is the mom, and Gary Whitt is the pop, a second-generation candy maker. He grew up working for his father, Charles, in the same shop, at 285 Abbott Road. Being a kid in the candy store wasn’t as dreamy as you might think. “You work too many hours, and it’s too much,” Whitt said.
Egyptian restaurateur Jack Adly is opening a branch of his Mediterranean restaurant in a Maple Road plaza behind Red Robin. The new Venus, 4110 Maple Road, will offer a similar menu as his restaurant in University Plaza. Souvlaki, falafel, and beef or chicken shawarma are popular dishes, along with Greek fries, with feta, tomato, garlic sauce and onion. Wings, subs and salads round out the menu.
Restaurants spring to life from a variety of circumstances, sometimes strictly business, sometimes more personal. A permitted kitchen on the bank of a mighty river of automobile traffic never goes dark for long. Other restaurants happen because someone was struck by a particular hunger, and had the wherewithal to make it stop. Sam Marabella, a musician who loves sushi, could enjoy it in Buffalo and other places played with his band, but not at home in East Aurora.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".