MK Vongnarath began cooking when he was just six years old and living in Laos. Every morning, he and his mother would get up at 6 a.m. to prepare food for the Buddhist monks who lived at the nearby monastery. They'd serve them breakfast, and then turn around and prepare them lunch a few hours later. "It wasn't a business," Vongnarath explains. "It was a donation â€” an offering. "Now, Vongnarath's days start later, but not all that much.
If you want to understand the sort of world that Polite Society's owners Brian Schmitz and Jonathan Schoen want to create, you must try the confit chicken wings. Drummies and wings are slow-cooked in their own rendered fat, infusing the meat with richness, before being fried so that the exterior gets a nice, crispy coating.
Brian Willsey, the founder of, can pinpoint the exact moment that validated his decision to get out of the corporate world and closer to the land. "I never knew how entrenched farming could be in a human being until I plowed ground one day," Willsey explains. "I was plowing some land to make room for heritage grass I was getting ready to plant, the aroma of turned party just hit me at such a base level. It was odd — and hugely impactful.
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".