Who doesn’t like free? Over the next seven days Los Angeles businesses are offering some tasty and fun deals you won’t want to miss. Notable freebies this week include free Margherita pizzas at MidiCi in Century City and a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream carnival experience. Also mark your calendars for Free Chili Day at Philippe The Original happening on Tuesday on January 23!
Normally I like to use the space in my Tuesday column to tell you about the best food happenings in Los Angeles, but this week we’re going to focus on just one: dineL.A. Now back for its 10th anniversary, dineL.A. highlights our city’s finest restaurants through special lunch and dinner menus offered over a two-week period from January 12 through January 26. The winter edition includes 300+ eateries with menu deals that are affordable for all budgets.
Well, 2018 is here. Now time to get eating! The first week of the new year brings news about a new dumpling eatery changing the food game, the best pasta dishes in L.A. (according to local influencers), and a handy guide to legal marijuana in Los Angeles. Also, a link out to a bucket list of eateries with amazing views and, on a sad note, a quick rundown of L.A. restaurant closures from 2017. As always, enjoy all the tasty news bites below, along with the best food events happening this week.
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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
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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
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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".