A huge white root arcs off a metal tray filled with onions, ginger, a fat carrot, a tin of rehydrated shiitake mushrooms, and various herbs and spices: the building blocks for my semi-private lesson in pho-making. “This is daikon,” says Tom Pham, co-owner and executive chef, pointing to the root. Today, the owners of the Heights-based Local Pho are teaching my friend Isabel and I how to make both the beef and vegetarian (vegan, in fact) pho broths.
I haven’t had brandade since I was a teenager in Paris—I remember having to double check that the sea of what looked like mashed potatoes served in an enormous casserole dish was my order. I’ve carried fond memories of that burbling dish since, and so I was delighted to see it on the appetizer menu at Alice Blue. With roots in France, Italy and Spain, brandade is typically an emulsion of salt cod and olive oil and only sometimes bulked with the addition of potatoes.
Over the Moon is a vegan ice cream shop that recently opened in Heights across from Juice Girl. For all its glorious food diversity, one area in which Houston lacks is a wealth of options for quality vegan fare. Would it be too cheesy to say I'm over the moon about the new vegan ice cream shop that recently opened in the Heights? Over the Moon is an expansion of sorts from Gretchen Todd, the owner behind Juice Girl, Houston's first and only 100 percent organic juice bar.
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".