Today the James Beard Foundation announced the nominees for its 2018 awards, which recognize excellence in the culinary world. (Semifinalists were announced last month.) The nominees in the regional category of Best Chef: Northeast are: Karen Akunowicz of Myers + Chang, Tiffani Faison of Tiger Mama, Tony Messina of Uni, Cassie Piuma of Sarma, and Benjamin Sukle of Oberlin in Providence. Two Boston-area names are in the mix for national awards.
One minute ago none of this was here. The metal and glass geometry, the luxury condos, the restaurant upon restaurant. The speed with which the Seaport rose up makes it hard to ignore how quickly it — us, civilization, everything that seems comfortable and enduring — might come down. One can imagine our successors, millennia from now, deciphering our primitive tongue and extracting meaning from what we found important enough to fashion into signs: Ocean Prime, Blue Mercury.
If it’s March, it must be time for the tournament everyone awaits all year: Munch Madness, The Boston Globe’s annual restaurant competition, of course. Sixty-four local establishments face off on an NCAA-style bracket, to battle it out for top honors (and engage in some good-spirited trash talk along the way). This year sees longtime favorites and newcomers going toe to toe: Delfino vs. Little Donkey, Haley House vs. Mooncusser Fish House.
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".