BELLEVILLE — Walking into the Belmont Tavern and Restaurant is like stepping into a time warp. Nestled unassumingly between a pet shop and an Indian grocery store, this is a hidden gem that is unknown to many New Jerseyans. I was one of those people — until recently. My first visit felt like I was entering a scene from "Goodfellas" — packed to the brim with men and women all dressed to the Ts, you would think it was a Saturday night in this Essex County hot spot.
The holidays can be hard on your wallet. Whether its due to purchased presents, dinner parties or just that end-of-year slump, it can be tough to keep to a budget in December. Well, these bars and restaurants offer savvy merrymakers deals during their happy hours, making it easy to enjoy a great meal and drinks and save money while taking a little shopping break. Bridgewater Commons' Cheesecake Factory has a great happy hour that runs from 4 to 6 p.m.
BERNARDS — When I was asked if I would like to visit the Basking Ridge office that houses Fedway, one of the largest wine and spirit distributors in New Jersey, to meet the owner and founder of Bulleit Bourbon, Tom Bulleit, and taste some of their best bourbons, I jumped at the opportunity. It’s not every day that you get to meet someone who has been influential in your industry and has become a big name among bourbon distillers.
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".