The State Fair of Texas is the one event that prompts most Fort Worthians to collectively trek to Dallas, for the rides, the shopping, and the food. But mostly the food. Over the last year, vendors have been hard at work brainstorming new and often outlandish culinary concoctions to compete for a coveted Big Tex Choice Award. Now that winners have been chosen and fair season has arrived, it’s our turn to be the judges and indulge in the (mostly) deep fried goodness that the State Fair has to offer.
In March of 2000, I wasn’t anywhere near Fort Worth. I had actually only visited once to see some friends that attended TCU. I was working at the Gruene Mansion Restaurant outside of New Braunfels, which has since closed and reopened as another concept. I had never heard of the Bank One Tower and had only vaguely heard about Reata. When a devastating F2 tornado ripped through downtown Fort Worth that month, I had no idea it was something that would shape my life in such a way.
You could say Ryan’s Fine Grocer and Delicatessen was always in the stars for Brittany and Hunter. They grew up in Fort Worth and come from a family that greatly values good food. It started back in the 1800s when their great-great-grandparents transformed a general store into the White Swan distribution company and marketed a family recipe that developed into a long-time Fort Worth favorite, Ranch Style Beans.
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".