Serafina, which opened to little fanfare just over a year ago on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, has announced that it has closed its only LA location and will move it to Santa Monica. No word on that actual last day of service, but the final Yelp review seems to have been posted around the end of 2017. The intel comes on Instagram, which says the Sunset Blvd perch will continue to operate as a private events space.
While Santa Monica lost Norm’s back in 2013 and the more handcrafted Rudy & Hudson late in 2017, the Westside city is gaining Mel’s Drive In some time in Spring 2018. That’s according to banners posted on the Googie building standing at the corner of Lincoln Blvd and the 10 Freeway, which was formerly a dental office. Originally called the Penguin Coffee Shop and built in 1959, Mel’s decided to keep the classic penguin atop the pylon sign.
With the impending wave of modern Filipino restaurants in Los Angeles and the country as a whole, it’s time to welcome in the newest addition in Big Boi, opening Wednesday, January 10. The diminutive space along the bustling dining hub on the Westside goes into the former Asahi Ramen space, which vacated last year. Big Boi comes from B Sweet Dessert Bar founder Barb Batiste, whose popular Filipino-inflected desserts were the front for her wide catering operation.
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".