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Hot 20 2011

The Hot 20 2011

From the pitcher who got his groove back to the doctor who's bringing Pac Heights to Bayview to the gamer who wants to fix reality itself—these are the 20 locals putting the spotlight on SF and lighting a fire under the rest of us.

 

Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom, Instagram founders Maia Kayser, Rango animator
Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom, Instagram founders Maia Kayser, Rango animator

Hot 20 2011: Ruth Laskey, Visual artist

The Dream Weaver
Ruth Laskey, 35
Visual artist
Photographed by John Lee at the Twill House in Glen Ellen

Hot 20 2011: Ryan Vogelsong, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher

The Comeback Kid
Ryan Vogelsong, 34
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher

Hot 20 2011: Maia Kayser, Rango animator

The Film Buff
Maia Kayser, 34
Rango animator

Photographed by Cody Pickens at Industrial Light & Magic

Hot 20 2011: Matt Cohen, Off the Grid owner and operator

The To-Go Man
Matt Cohen, 32
Off the Grid owner and operator
Photographed by John Lee at 5M Wednesday market

Hot 20 2011: Jane McGonigal, Social Chocolate cofounder and creative director

The Player
Jane McGonigal, 33
Social Chocolate cofounder and creative director
Photographed by Chad Riley at The Paramount

Hot 20 2011: Anthony Myint, restaurateur and Corey Lee, Benu chef-owner

The Tastemakers
Anthony Myint, 33, restaurateur and Corey Lee, 33, Benu chef-owner
Photographed by John Lee in Benu

Hot 20 2011: Minna Choi, Magik*Magik Orchestra founding creative director

The Maestro
Minna Choi, 30
Magik*Magik Orchestra founding creative director
Photographed by Robyn Twomey at Tiny Telephone

Hot 20 2011: Lauren Gunderson, playwright and Nathan Wolfe, epidemiologist

The Power Couple
Lauren Gunderson, 29, playwright and Nathan Wolfe, 41, epidemiologist
Photographed by Alex Farnum in Nob Hill

Hot 20 2011: Matthew Zapruder, Poet and 2011 Guggenheim fellow

The Mystery Man
Matthew Zapruder, 43
Poet and 2011 Guggenheim fellow
Photographed by Robyn Twomey in Chinatown

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