The star of the Villon menu is the duck ($120), surrounded by bowls of Brussels sprouts, sunchokes and other items. The star of the Villon menu is the duck ($120), surrounded by bowls of Brussels sprouts, sunchokes and other items. The area around the Proper Hotel and its restaurant Villon is an urban checkerboard: New bike shops and bars stand next to boarded and graffiti-covered storefronts.
Few restaurants can claim such a distinctive and magical setting as El Paseo, which has been in business since 1947. Yet the past few years have been tumultuous, to say the least. This Mill Valley restaurant was reopened in 2011 by rocker Sammy Hagar and celebrity chef Tyler Florence, and they turned the cuisine from French to steak house.
Maybe it's that we're so in love with Japanese noodles. Or maybe it's the Chez Panisse connection. Whatever reason, from the day it opened, Oakland's Ramen Shop has been more crowded than a Tokyo bus at rush hour. Even by 5:15 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, names were already scrawled on the chalkboard behind the host stand as people waited in the lounge for one of the 45 seats at a table or at the long counter where people can watch the action in the kitchen.
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".