For the past three years, Liz Martinez has been the sommelier at Chicago’s The Purple Pig, chef Jimmy Bannos Jr.’s shrine to all things pork. Her wine list is centered around bottles from Greece, Italy (with special attention paid to Sicily) and other parts of Europe. “I’m always looking for something that’s obscure but not too obscure. I like wines that are funky but still taste good,” she says. But when she’s not working the floor, you can find Martinez working a turntable instead.
Most chefs leave their wine lists to the discretion of a sommelier or wine director. That, however, is just not the way Frank Stitt rolls. For the past 35 years, Stitt and his wife Pardis have run Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham, Alabama, long revered as one of the best restaurants in the South.
Chef Grant Achatz of Chicago's innovative Alinea restaurant has made his cocktail debut at New York City’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel. We sat down with the unconventional chef to discuss his new twists on the classic hotel bar. AFAR: You have two bars opening at the Mandarin Oriental. What’s the difference between The Office and Aviary? ACHATZ: The Office looks to the past and Aviary looks to the future. Aviary is the Alinea for cocktails.
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".