When Adam Sarkis began designing the cocktail menu for The Phoenix Club, he didn’t want the bar to be like the other hotspots in downtown Milwaukee. “We’re on this block on Jefferson Street where there’s a lot of turn and burn,” Sarkis says. “A lot of bars cut mountains of lemons and limes, and you can’t reuse them the next day.”So, Sarkis invested in a dehydrator and began drying all his lemon and lime wheels.
Andy Heidel opened The Way Station bar in Brooklyn in 2011 after having been downsized from his job as a book publicist who helped make Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett and Neal Stephenson best-selling authors. The bar, named for a Stephen King novella, boasts a well-blended theme of steampunk and Dr. Who, complete with a TARDIS that conceals the bathroom.
The line at the bar on a recent Friday night at Three Dots and a Dash is three and four people deep. Unless you have a dinner reservation, the only way you’re going to be drinking the bar’s elaborate rum is standing, and that's standing crunched up against dozens of other people. The scene replays itself across town at Lost Lake, and it can be similarly hard to get a table or seat at the bar at Hala Kahiki, but Hala Kahiki boasts more square footage and a tiki torch-lined patio space.
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".