"Where y'all from?" a man sporting a baseball cap and weathered tan skin asked us seconds after walking through the restaurant's door. My coworker and I exchanged glances--"Is it really that obvious we've never been here before?" --before answering. Suddenly aware of our dressier outfits after noticing everyone in shorts and t-shirts, we admitted we were from Birmingham. "That's a great city!" The man exclaimed, then proceeded to ask us what brought us to St. George Island.
The minute you drive through the dramatic, white butteries marking the entrance to Alys Beach, serenity washes over you. It's not just the faint sound of the crashing waves and the smell of the salty air, though--Alys Beach has its own special charm that can't be experienced anywhere else. Flanking either side of the road are stark white homes featuring angles, curves, and roofs unlike typical beach architecture.
July 13 is National French Fry Day, and what better excuse to indulge in this fast-food classic? Under golden arches isn't the only place to satisfy your craving though--Birmingham has an abundance of French fry options in every shape, form, and flavor. Get them topped, loaded, or enjoy them in their simplicity at these seven places. Jalapeno Honey Fries at The Southern Kitchen & BarYou wouldn't expect it, but fries + jalapenos + honey is a surprisingly good combination.
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".