Aly's on Main is an upbeat restaurant on a downbeat Redwood City street. Just a block away from the hubbub of Broadway, it sits on a street so subdued it seems almost abandoned, with an automotive parts store, a vacuum cleaner repair shop and a community donation depot a few steps away. Of course, all that will likely change, and soon, as Redwood City continues to reinvent itself in a major way. A lot already has changed in the three years since Aly's opened.
Dotted with oversized planters filled with exuberant greenery, Terrain Cafe certainly lives up to its name. An enormous ceiling fixture flaunts an artistic composition of twigs, mosses and leaves, baskets of ferns dangle overhead, chairs are made of woven rattan and two walls of windows blur the divide between outdoors and in. These elements all combine to create a natural and informal ambiance that fits right in with the restaurant's al fresco garden premise.
Now that I've become a part-time commuter, the idea of happy hour has become more enticing -- especially after a 40-minute train ride from San Francisco. So imagine my smiling face when I came upon Cru Wine Bar & Merchant, a welcome addition to downtown Redwood City's dining scene just steps from the Caltrain station. Located in a corner of the massive Box building on Middlefield Road, the restaurant is easy to pass by unless you're looking for it.
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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".