Initially, the idea of the new design-your-own pizza chains puzzled me. Hasn’t ordering a pizza always been a create-it-yourself endeavor? “We’d like an extra-large, thin-crust pepperoni, green olive and mushroom.” There, I just designed my own pizza. Earlier this fall, I ended up with a group of people at the Pizza Lab in Wisconsin Dells, and suddenly the key differences between this and a traditional pizza parlor clicked.
A quick glance back at my files finds me declaring 2015 the Year of the Multi-Tapline Pub and 2016 the Year of the Doughnut in Madison dining. In that spirit, I’m going to dub 2017 “The Year of the Unusual Idea.”A number of restaurants broke new ground — in geography, cuisine, or concept — in 2017. Fuego’s on Williamson Street combined a vegan restaurant with a steakhouse and tapas bar. Cuco’s Mexican Fusion tried a Mexican/Japanese hybrid, but it opened and closed in short order.
Famous knitters are famous only among other knitters. Among knitters, Susan B. Anderson is a rock star. Well, “famous in a knitterly way,” as she puts it. Anderson’s first book, Itty Bitty Hats, a book of fanciful baby caps published by Artisan Books in 2006, has achieved somewhat of a cult status among knitters. “She was about the first person to do knit toys,” says Jaala Spiro, yarn dyer and owner of KnitCircus yarn shop on the west side.
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".