On a chilly winter afternoon, there may be no greater pleasure than gathering with friends at Pupusas Paradise, a small Salvadorian restaurant squatting in the Mission Viejo Plaza, a suburban strip center dominated by storefronts that sell a little bit of everything: firearms at one, quilting supplies at another and quirky board and role-playing games at a place called Shep’s. There’s a salon, too, that offers a manicure and pedicure for the bargain-basement price of $30.
If you have an internet connection and an opinion, you'll find myriad ways to be an amateur food critic — Yelp, Medium, even Instagram. But what does it take to be a professional reviewer, the kind who actually gets paid to pass judgment on what they're eating? Restaurant criticism is a constant education, and it requires you to think analytically about food, 24/7.
For more than 40 years, the Campus Lounge, a grubby sports bar with a hockey theme, sticky floors and cheap shots that summoned drunken debauchery, occupied a prominent corner on South University Boulevard in the Bonnie Brae neighborhood. Last year, longtime owner Jim Wiste sold the institution to Daniel Landes, owner of City, O’ City, Make, Believe Bakery and founder (and former owner) of WaterCourse Foods, and in October of this year, Landes unveiled Campus Lounge 2.0.
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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".