The Chez Panisse name holds such cachet in the Bay Area that if a chef goes on to other projects, loyalists follow. And for good reason. Outstanding cooks have come through that kitchen: Michael Tusk of Quince, Charlie Hallowell of Pizzaiolo and Russell Moore of Camino, to name a few. The latest is David Visick, who was a cook at Chez Panisse in the 1990s.
Walnut Creek Yacht Club has had a running joke for 20 years. When I told my friend we were dining there, his reaction was: “How can Walnut Creek have a yacht club? There’s no water there!”Ever since opening the restaurant in 1997, the restaurant’s owners, Kevin Weinberg and Ellen McCarty, have wrung everything they can out of the joke. Diners are “members,” and when you leave, the host at the door will likely say “see you next week,” even if you haven’t been there for nearly two decades.
Chef Telmo Faria talks with customers at the bar at Uma Casa. When a new restaurant opens, there are always kinks to work out in the menu, the kitchen or the service. Sometimes the process is quick. Sometimes — not. Case in point: Uma Casa, which took over the space of Incanto at 27th and Church streets in Noe Valley. I was excited to go because it’s the only Portuguese restaurant in the city, as far as I know.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".