Our city does not conceal its virtues. Dallas is bumptious, boastful and shiny -- and so is much of its dining scene. But spend serious time prowling around here and you will find hidden treasures, restaurants that are often little-known outside the immigrant communities whose nostalgia they soothe with the tastes of home.
My, how we diners make a fetish of authenticity. If the Laotian papaya salad isn't ferociously funky from salted black river crab and padaek fermented fish sauce, it's been dumbed down for Americans. If there aren't innards bobbing in your Sichuan hot pot, well, why not just eat orange chicken? If there are Westerners at that Indian restaurant, you might as well be dining at an Epcot pavilion.
We grow 'em big in Texas, as the saying goes. And we plate 'em big in these parts, too. No carefully tweezered arrangement of three baby carrots and a squash blossom for us: We expect a hunk of meat that could feed everybody at New York Fashion Week, with leftovers. Plus sides. So when the server at IdleRye finds it necessary to tell you that the ridiculous part of the "ridiculous sausage sandwich" is its size, you know you had better brace yourself.
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".