In his list of the 10 best barbecue restaurants in Washington, D.C., Washington Post food writer and former Houstonian Tim Carman recently wrote what would become fightin' words: that the brisket at D.C. barbecue joint Hill Country is "as good or better" than the brisket at world-famous Franklin Barbecue in Austin.
Patrick and Erin Feges are both trained chefs. She's run kitchens at Plonk Bistro and the JW Marriott in Houston, after cutting her teeth at vaunted New York restaurants Per Se and Babbo. (Oh, and worked in the wine world while winning an episode of "Chopped. ") He's cooked at Underbelly and Killen's Barbecue, and recently departed his post at Southern Goods in the Heights after nearly two years. Now, the couple are planning to open a barbecue restaurant.
Laurenzo's Bar and Grill in Midtown has closed. The 300-seat restaurant at 1910 Bagby, which formerly housed The Republic Smokehouse & Saloon and Blackfinn American Grille, opened in January. "Regrettably it never generated sufficient sales to be viable. That's all," Roland Laurenzo said in a statement. Laurenzo's sister restaurant at 4412 Washington Avenue remains open. The Houston-based Laurenzo family also operates the popular El Tiempo Cantina chain.
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
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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".