I pause in the doorway at Chinatown BBQ, soaking up the sweet, roasted scent of golden-lacquered ducks and crisp pork bellies that are hanging off hooks in an old-fashioned storefront frame overlooking the servery. A grey-haired Chinese man bumps into me on his way out. “Sorry, sorry, sorry!” he exclaims, jostling his knotted plastic bags as he grabs the door and graciously gestures for me to enter. “I hope you enjoy your dinner.”At first, I think he must be an employee, leaving to make a delivery.
From what I gathered after the fact, the Week 15 NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders was the kind that goes down in sports-history books. And you can bet everyone around the proverbial water cooler the next morning was talking about that bizarre first down, which was ultimately determined when a smirking referee with a penchant for showmanship pulled a paper index card out of his pocket to measure the space between the tip of the ball and the end of a chain.
Happy New Year! Before we get down to the delicious business of eating in 2018, it's time to take stock of the year that was, look ahead to new dining trends on the horizon and cross our fingers for a few fanciful wishes. It's a far-fetched fantasy, granted. But wouldn't it be wonderful if people stopped judging food by its Instagram looks? Everywhere you turn these days, chefs and bartenders are designing dishes and drinks as gimmicks that appear better on a phone than they taste in real life.
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".