In addition to its beers, HopCat has gained a reputation for having some of the most addictive fries in town, so it’s no surprise that the restaurant is hosting a crack fries eating contest to commemorate its 10 year anniversary. On Saturday, Jan. 20, HopCat invites competitive eaters and those who love them to enjoy crack fries eating contests at all 14 of its locations. The main event begins at 3 p.m.
Enjoy a hands-on activity this weekend or sit back and let others entertain you. Either way, our arts & culture hubs have something to entice everyone. You’ll also have the opportunity to get up close with some of Grand Rapids’ animal residents this weekend as several animal sanctuaries come together to provide an educational and interactive experience at the Downtown Market. The Muskegon Museum of Art is providing a unique twist on date night with What a Pair – Wine, Food and Art.
Jack White’s tour bus will pull into Grand Rapids later this year. White announced his North American tour dates this morning and Grand Rapids is on the lucky list of cities. White will play 20 Monroe Live on Saturday, April 21. The venue said tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. Fans have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the public on sale during the Ticketmaster Verified Fan Presale, which is currently open and continues until Jan. 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
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".