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Market Watch: Cayenne Peppers, Grape Sorbet and Fresh Almonds

If anyone has the inside sccop when it comes to the Ferry Plaza Farmers market it's Lulu Meyer, associate director of market operations at CUESA. You'll see her at the market, rain or shine. Every week, she'll be giving us her short list for the market—just in time for Saturday shopping. Go to cuesa.org for more information about farmers, what's in season and market goings-on.

The Hot 20 Under 40: Readers’ Choice

Readers have nominated, and our editors have selected, these 18 finalists for one precious spot in our annual Hot 20 Under 40 issue, highlighting the city’s most up-and-coming movers and shakers. Rollover each thumbnail to read about each finalist, click to see their websites, then vote for your choice below. VOTING ENDS FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, AT 11:59 P.M. The finalist receiving the most votes will be featured in our Hot 20 Under 40 issue this October.

Video: American Apparel Casting Call

We received word via Twitter that American Apparel was holding a casting call down the block and couldn't resist the opportunity for some prime video footage.  Watch some of our local candidates for the next steamy American Apparel ad strike a pose.

Cupcake Smack-Down Sells Out

Tickets for the October 18th SF Food Wars went on sale at 12 noon on Monday. One hour and 3 minutes later, the event –The Mini Cupcake Clash – was sold out.

San Francisco Food Wars,
a taste test competition (not a cafeteria-style food fight) held its inaugural food-off last month with The Mac Battle Royale w/ Cheese.

It all started when Jeannie Choe, a  designer, photographer and maker of dog  treats, came here from New York a year ago and “and saw a huge void where community food-offs should've been.”

Pioneering Past to Present with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance

Fear not—boundaries are one thing Bill T. Jones is not afraid of. Known worldwide as a pioneer of sociopolitical dance theater, Jones doesn’t hesitate to cause a stir with provocative, thought-provoking work. Exploring the area where art, history and politics combine is the Tony Award-winning choreographer’s forte, as demonstrated in the West Coast premiere of Fondly Do We Hope … Fervently Do We Pray

The Future is Now Thanks to Navigenics

 

As the years pass, it's only natural to start worrying about how your health may change. But until recently, we've only been able to gauge what the future may bring by looking at our current health and family history. Enter Navigenics, a Silicon Valley-based personal genetics company dedicated to helping you understand your genetic dispositions to 28 common conditions, from Alzheimers to breast cancer, so that you're able to take preventative measures to ensure a long, healthy life.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - Best of Sunday

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A Message to Midriffs: Please Stop Assaulting Tim Gunn

That plea also goes out to Crocs, by the way. In fact, an outfit consisting of Crocs, a shrunken and belly-exposing mini tee atop a pair of sweatpants might be enough to singe the eyeballs of style guru Tim Gunn, in town over the weekend to introduce the first Kate Spade apparel collection to over a hundred adoring fans gathered at Bloomingdale's in the San Francisco Westfield Centre.

Good Deeds Rewarded: Free Admission to Disney

If you've always dreamed of visiting Disneyland in Anaheim--or its successor, Disney World in Orlando--but been deterred by the ever-growing and lofty pricetag, now's your chance to finally go...for free.

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