I recently managed to feed made-from-scratch, good quality dinner at a local deli to my family of five for $55, all in. The meals were prepared with the speed of a fast-food joint, but bore no resemblance to the over-salted, greasy and health destroying fare of the iconic franchises that dominate that space. Our meal of deli standards boasted fresh flavours and comforting, tried and true combinations of ingredients, especially in the soups, which were far and away the stand-outs.
If you told me about a brunch place that sold Bennies for half off between the core service hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and that offered $5 mimosas over the same period, I’d assume you were talking about one of the many chain restaurants around town, those places with coy, slightly suggestively named dishes and cocktails, and servers that look like they are auditioning for Canada’s Next Top Model.
It has become a habit of mine to drop into Buddha-Full following periods of heavy indulgence, such as when my review lineup has a few rich meals back to back or, with more immediate relevance, the sluggish, bloated spell immediately after the December holiday. My eyeballs are still swimming in eggnog, gravy, and rare seasonal craft beers and the thought of another gingerbread anything sends a shudder down my now-straining spine.
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".