He slices. He dices. And he dishes out dialogue while making a mean deli sandwich. To say that Downers Grove native Bilal Dardai is a multitasker in his latest role may be a bit of an understatement. The writer and actor is one of five ensemble members of Chicago's Neo-Futurists in "The Food Show" at Metropolitan Brewing. Hearing Dardai explain the show is almost like having a waiter describe what's on the specials menu. "It's based around the casts' individual experiences with food.
Everything about the dark wood and stone walls at St. Charles' Pub 47 feels like you've just walked into a ski lodge after a few runs down the mountain. But with flat-screen TVs spread throughout this new space, Pub 47 also works as a place where sports fans can gather to watch a game. Motif: The St. Charles location shares its name with the original Pub 47 in Huntley.
Anyone who regularly drives down Route 83 in Lake County has probably wondered dozens of times -- likely while stopped at a red light -- "When are they going to put a new restaurant over there?" "There" would be the southwest corner of Route 83 and Gilmer Road, where the former Gridley's has sat vacant for years. Thanks to Pub83, it's vacant no more and far easier to access than it was in the past. Motif: Depending on which way you were coming from, getting into the old Gridley's was tricky.
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".