Our roundup of cheap bar food this month includes one of the best burgers in Ballard for $10 and some happy-hour dumplings in Bellevue. Baron Xi’an Kitchen + Bar is the sleek, new Chinese restaurant trying to find its niche on the Eastside. Some patrons balk at its $25 seafood fried rice. But there’s nothing wrong with its happy hour. Steamed and fried pork-and-shrimp dumplings go for $6-$9, one of the best happy hours in the new Lincoln Square expansion.
A shot-and-a-beer is no longer just from the bottom shelf. Known as boilermakers, these combinations are getting more elaborate. Here are some of the most interesting varieties around Seattle. Around here, the late-night call for a “shot and a beer” used to mean the cheapest whiskey and a Rainier tallboy. Now, you need to be more specific. You might need the bar’s shot-and-a beer menu before you order. Boilermakers, as these humble combos are known, have had a dramatic makeover.
SEATTLE –– Crooked-neck parsnips with wickedly long whiskers. Double-jointed carrots and knobby spuds. These fruits and veggies never make it to the catwalk of the supermarkets. Misshapen with skin blemishes, the ugly ducklings end up in landfills or go to food banks. There's an underworld full of ugly produce, waiting to be gobbled or turned into pie fillings. But who will have them? Seattle, apparently, has its hand raised.
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".