Break time: Do you work in the wine or food industry? Have you been to Baywood's own Blue Heron yet? Well, you might want to swing by on any given Monday, when industry night brings out the best bottles alongside fresh seafood and seasonal mushrooms galore! (blueheronbaywood.com) Plus, it's always fun to have a drink next door at the Merrimaker, which is literally the image that pops up if you look up "dive bar" on Wikipedia. It's true. Try it! ... Looking for an escape from the holiday buzz?
The way it crumbles: Did you miss National Cookie Day, Dec. 4? Don't let that stop you. My top pick: Cowboy Cookie in Downtown SLO. Get the chocolate chip cookie sandwich with oatmeal ice cream in the middle. It's like grandma's love, only sweeter and with less off-putting social commentary (cowboycookie.net) ... There's a new taco joint in town, and it's "a Leonard Cohan Production!"
Rip off that bonnet, set fire to the crochet doilies, and for the love of all things holy, chuck those prim watercress finger sandwiches out the window (no one ever eats them anyway). Teatime is about to get extreme! Whitney Taylor is breathing fresh life into the concept. In other words: English Breakfast ain't just for grandma anymore. "I've always loved English Breakfast," Taylor says. "But you can go with so many different options for a tea service—herbal, chai."
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".