For a time meant to be full of joy, Christmas can sure be stressful. You’re expected to decorate, host and also throw together an extravagant meal — I’m exhausted just thinking about it. Make it easier on yourself by letting one of the many restaurants around town open during the holidays take care of dinner so you can focus on giving your loved ones some quality time. Scroll through this list, make a reservation and look forward to a stress-free evening filled with delicious food.
Chicago bartenders are at the forefront of innovative cocktailing, so it only makes sense that a Chicago bartender won the qualifying competition at Speed Rack. Katie Renshaw, bartender at GT Prime, won Miss Speed Rack Midwest on Sunday night, which secures her position as a competitor at the national finals. Speed Rack is a women-run, all-women bartending competition with proceeds going toward breast cancer research, education and prevention. This was Renshaw’s second time competing.
Take in skyline views while enjoying Midwestern fare at The Lakefront Restaurant at the Theater on the Lake, which opens today. The much-anticipated waterfront building in Lincoln Park was built in 1920, but has recently undergone a $7 million restoration and redevelopment project. Helmed by executive chef Cleetus Friedman (formerly of Fountainhead and City Provisions), the full-service tavern will seat 125 with many more on the outdoor patio — expect crowds come the warmer weather.
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".