Way back in 2010, a restaurant with the peculiar name of bu.ku brought a new concept to the area: global street food in an upscale, casual setting. (Seven years is, after all, practically a geologic epoch in downtown Raleigh, whose culinary landscape has utterly changed in that time span.) The restaurant’s name, an international phonetic play on the French “beaucoup,” is a clever reference to the menu’s celebration of the world’s many cuisines. Many, that is, but by no means all.
In 2008 Bon Appétit magazine named the Durham-Chapel Hill area “America’s Foodiest Small Town.” Little did they know that they had discovered the beginnings of a food scene that was about to become the envy of many a larger city. Downtown Durham in particular was on the verge of a renaissance that would transform it into a prime nightlife destination. The transformation has been astonishingly fast, and it has been nothing less than spectacular. How spectacular?
Hanging on one wall at Ricci’s Trattoria, just to the right of a large chalkboard menu, is a collection of framed black and white photos. The pictures, mementos of owner/chef Richard “Ricci” Moore’s trips to Rome and Siena, Italy, previously decorated the walls of Ricci’s Pizzeria, a popular Holly Springs restaurant that Moore owned for three years before selling it last year. He opened Ricci’s Trattoria in May in roomier digs in Cary, changing the name to reflect an expanded offering.
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".