Why go? In a San Ramon strip mall with several cookie-cutter food options (Taco Bell, McDonald’s, Chipotle), April 8 Cafe’s Asian-fusion comfort fare is a revelation. What’s the vibe like? Seating is limited; snag a yellow stool at the street-facing counter. Paintings of folks enthusiastically enjoying the food are a humorous touch. What to order? Bao (steam buns) are a big draw. Get one stuffed with crispy fried chicken or thick pork belly, plus pickled veggies, zippy sauce, and crushed peanuts.
"Want to bring home extra mementos? You can always buy another suitcase! It can be cheaper than shipping." —AAA Travel Counselor Mary NicolKNOW THE RULES Before you shop in a foreign country, check U.S. customs regulations regarding dollar limits and prohibited or restricted items. Generally, you can bring back less than $800 worth of merchandise duty free, but fresh food and certain furs are restricted. "Any run-of-the-mill souvenirs are probably OK," Nicol says.
Why go? There are few East Bay restaurants serving khao mun gai, but Chick’n Rice, newly open in downtown Berkeley, specializes in the popular Thai street food. What’s the vibe like? The small space successfully blends contemporary and barnyard, with chicken wire pendant lamps hanging from a black painted ceiling and red metal chairs at wooden tables. Cal students dominate the lunch crowd. What to order?
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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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
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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
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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".