When news broke that Patrick Ponsaty was out at his namesake Rancho Santa Fe restaurant, it was a shock to just about everyone including, it seems, Ponsaty. While the ouster surely didn’t sit well with him, it didn’t take Ponsaty long to land on his feet at the Hotel Del Coronado’s signature restaurant, 1500 Ocean (1500 Ocean Ave., Coronado). And what a landing it’s been.
"Good” and “cheap” are two words used together more frequently than they ought to be when it comes to food. There is, for example, no such thing as “good, cheap sushi.” People have probably died trying to find that particular unicorn. A-Chau (4644 El Cajon Blvd., Suite 111) in Little Saigon, however, proves there definitely is such a thing as good, cheap Vietnamese fare. The cheap part is evident the moment patrons walk in: A-Chau’s a hole-in-the-wall with a deli case and counter.
For decades of my life a week wouldn’t go by without enjoying dim sum. Ever since I moved back to San Diego in the mid ‘90s the local scene has been dominated by two Convoy District dim sum palaces: Jasmine Seafood Restaurant and Emerald Chinese Cuisine. Now, Mira Mesa has an enormous competitor: Fung Fung Yuen (10660 Camino Ruiz). It is, essentially, more of the same only newer, shinier, bigger and—sadly—less consistent.
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".