“I was protesting at Marine Land in 2012 and I realized it was hypocritical to be advocating for some animals, like orcas, while eating others.”Zach Ruiter, a committed vegan for five years, clearly remembers the day that triggered this lifestyle change. Most days, Ruiter is content with typical vegan fare. But on others, when cravings hit, the documentary filmmaker heads to Doomie’s , a popular restaurant in Toronto’s west end that prides itself on its vegan comfort food.
It was three years ago and she was walking past their shop in the concourse level of Commerce Court, an office complex in Toronto’s financial district. The rows of meat pies in gleaming foil tins caught her eye. Laurie Channer remembers her first encounter with the buttery, hand-size pastries from Kanga Aussie Meat Pies . “They just looked so beautifully golden brown with such a nice flaky pastry,” she recalls.
The self-professed healthy eater adores the Hawaiian dish (pronounced poh-kay, rhyming with okay) made with sashimi, vegetables, rice and various yummy toppings and has honed her poke expertise by trying the meal at a half dozen different Toronto restaurants. A recent trip to Hawaii cemented her poke love. Tran believes the best place to get poke in the city is at the popular Poke Guys , located behind Toronto City Hall.
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".