Did you know January is National Soup Month? No surprise. When it’s cold, you want food that’s warm and comforting. Plus, the aromas that fill the house as that pot of good stuff simmers on the stove—well, put that in a bottle and call me in for supper because the way to my heart is definitely through my stomach, especially if we’re talking about homemade soup. I have many favourites, but today called for beef barley.
Lindsay Porter has gone back to her British roots by opening London Local, a modern bistro serving olde tyme favourites like bangers and mash, blood pudding, Welsh rarebit, fish and chips, and other hearty pub staples. The space (previously Cured) has been appropriately British-ized without going overboard. It’s a proper place to stop for a pint or a plate and certainly welcomed on the south side where restaurant chains abound.
I visited London Local the day Edmonton made headlines for being colder than both the North and the South Pole. The temperature was a mind and body-numbing –37 C with the wind chill and yet Chef Lindsay Porter's new restaurant was doing a booming business. Maybe these people, having been cooped up with relatives too long during the holidays, needed a change of scenery. Maybe they couldn't stomach the thought of one more turkey-based meal.
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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 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
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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".