As we watch Hurricane Maria barrel toward the Caribbean, I'm reminded of my recent trip to Houston. My pre-planned vacation prospects to visit a friend looked dire when Hurricane Harvey hit southeast Texas, but when airports reopened later that week, to my surprise, I managed to fly in. The city's residents were slowly coming out of their homes, trying to get back to normal and move forward amid the unprecedented damage.
One Houston restaurateur's tale of coping during HarveyFour years ago, Alli Jarrett opened Harold's Restaurant & Tap Room in Houston's Heights neighborhood, an elevated section of the Texas city. "It was called that because when Downtown flooded, people moved to the higher ground," Jarrett said. True to its history, the Heights has mostly been spared from the high-impact damage that Tropical Storm Harvey has wrought on surrounding areas.
Courtney Olson, 41, got into the world of restaurant service in her native Southern California for plenty of fine reasons: flexibility, decent pay, "you can stay on the beach all day and head into work." But her skills took her to higher levels at dining destinations like Grand Award winner Capo in Santa Monica and the now-closed Hatfield's in Los Angeles, where she began to indulge her wine curiosity with sommelier Peter Birmingham.
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".