Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week starts Monday and is bigger than it’s ever been. The good news is even though it’s late, most participants still have plenty of prime reservations open. The eighth annual restaurant week includes a roster of more than 50 downtown eateries, each offering special lunch and dinner menus from Aug. 21-27. With most restaurants offering several courses for a set price, it’s a good time to try restaurants you haven’t made it to yet or new dishes at favorite spots.
The homegrown restaurant app that helps travelers eat like locals, and locals find their favorites, is getting a wider audience. Developed in Raleigh, the CurEat app launched on iOS in January, but as of this week is available to Android users. The app aims to show diners a world beyond Yelp, where people post reviews and rate their experiences dining out.
Vivian Howard is getting into the pizza game full-time, and she’s about to expand her Kinston presence with a new bakery. Pizzas have long been a staple at her Kinston restaurant Chef and the Farmer, but later this year, she and husband Ben Knight will open a pizzeria in downtown Wilmington. The new spot will be called Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria, a nod to the couple’s nicknames: Benny for Knight and “Big Time” for Howard, a name coined by her father, she said.
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".