The plaza outside the Royal Exhibition Building transforms in the first few weeks of March: it's fashion week, and the place swarms with pattern, colour and the selfie-hardened. Beyond the runway, this year we saw plenty of ankle-grazing skirts in pleated metallics, a bounty of ruffles (a trend that's now in its upteenth season), outsized belts cinching waists, and designer bumbags in quilted green and monochrome check.
The bars we loved most in 2017 transported us somewhere else. They were basements turned polished drinking dens; horse stables turned airy terraces; storerooms turned moody cellars. Often they put food on the same pedestal as drinks, giving us some of the best dishes of the year. In among the plethora of themed, garish venues that opened in the past year, these seven bars managed to grab our attention. And most importantly, they held it.
When the revered Michelin Guide awarded a Singapore street vendor one of its coveted stars in 2016, people took notice: chef Chan Hon Meng’s $2 soya sauce chicken had become the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal. Queues began to form at Meng’s stall, Hawker Chan, inside Singapore’s Chinatown Food Complex, and they haven’t stopped. Expect similar lines when Hawker Chan opens its Melbourne outpost – Australia’s first – on December 8.
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".