We live in a golden age of fast food, one in which Taco Bell offers 20 items for under $1, Arbyâ€™s is tipping its oven mitt into Italian tradition, and McDonaldâ€™s is offering up breakfast all day long. Thatâ€™s great, but it can also leave you sitting idle at the drive-thru, staring at the menu for eons as some surly bastard behind you lays on the horn. Well no more.
Hurricane Harvey is one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the country, but tragedy has a way of bringing out the best in people. Naturally that includes people that brew beer. Despite the fact that many Houston breweries’ staffs are amongst the hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes, it hasn’t stopped them from giving back to their communities.
Out back, three hulking offset smokers burn eucalyptus and oak around the clock for what some consider the city’s best brisket, as well as juicy links of jalapeño-cheddar and kielbasa sausages, tender pork ribs, and decadent pulled pork. One of the pitmasters, an American named James Weiting, rattles off scientific facts about barbecue smoke rings, a reaction between nitric oxide and myoglobin that gives brisket its characteristic, and much prized, pink stripe below the exterior, called the bark.
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".