At first glance, the Mercantile Shop, tucked away in a Quonset hut-style building at the end of a strip mall, looks like a thrift store. The large windows beneath the curving green roof showcase an eclectic collection, from a barefoot mannequin wearing men's jeans, to a vintage Ridley's novelty pinhole camera, a single orange purse hung on a wall hook, and what appear to be small, white pull-top tin cans.
On a recent evening at his eponymous restaurant on the Vallejo outskirts, chef Michael Warring was busy with a tank of liquid nitrogen, employing the cryogenic art to flash-freeze chocolate anglaise. As frosty smoke billowed, the creamy custard froze so quickly that virtually no ice crystals formed, and the fat’s cellular structure remained intact. The result: a silky and light, yet rich and velvety topping for Warring’s olive oil cake, finished with marshmallow fluff and oatmeal streusel.
Leave it to Mare Island Brewing Co. co-owners Kent Fortner and Ryan Gibbons to dub an emerging stretch of craft beverage companies around their business “The Wet Mile.”The duo, who run their three-year-old taproom in the Vallejo Ferry Building and are finishing the final details on a new brewery just across the Mare Island Strait, are already known for their inventive beer names.
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".