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Liquid Nitrogen Makes Ice Cream of the Crop

Smitten Ice Cream owner Robyn Sue Goldman just added a spiced fresh pumpkin ice cream with espresso spiked walnuts to her menu. Her ice cream shop opened at the Proxy Project in Hayes Valley a few months ago, touting liquid nitrogen ice cream. Although you probably don't want to think about science when you're digging into that freshly rolled scoop of seasonal goodness, it's the chemistry behind it that makes it taste so darn good.

Author Mary Roach and Mythbusters' Adam Savage Dish Space Travel

Mary Roach is a local legend—you'll likely remember titles like Stiff, Spook, and Bonk. She makes science a hoot, no more so than in her latest Packing for Mars. As part of the SF Public Library's One City One Book program (this year's book is Packing for Mars, of course), Roach's scientific findings will be challenged by none other than the Discovery Channel's Mythbusters' Adam Savage.

Where to Shop at CAPSULE Urban Air Market This Sunday

With row after row of booth after booth, shopping at design festivals can be pretty overwhelming. Heck, browsing Etsy online is daunting enough.

But wait...shopping is supposed to be fun, right? Well, to help ease the pain, we filtered through the full load of 130 designers and selected our top picks for the CAPSULE Urban Air Market, this Sunday in Hayes Valley. It's simple -- look through the gallery, mark your favorites, grab a cone at Smitten, and get your shop on.

Smitten Ice Cream: Made-to-Order by "Kelvin" in Hayes Valley's Proxy Project

Back in 2005, Robyn Sue Goldman had an idea, but she wasn’t quite sure how to execute it. “I wanted to re-invent old-fashioned ice cream without all the preservatives and stabilizers you get in regular ice cream,” Goldman thought.

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