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We Wanna Be Friends With Susan Coss, Founder of Mezcal Week

Susan Coss likes to discover delicious things. The hunt for interesting flavors is what brought her to Oaxaca for the first time in 2003, to celebrate Dia de los Muertos and to explore the food scene. And although her first encounter with mezcal was “pretty terrible and overwhelmingly smoky,” her subsequent tastes of the distinct Mexican liquor turned her into an obsessive connoisseur. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Christina Stembel, Founder of Farmgirl Flowers

When florist Christina Stembel was only 18-years-old she left the rural Indiana farm where she had grown up and moved to the big city, New York. “I was determined to get off the farm, and start a successful company that did something good in the world,” she explained.

We Wanna Be Friends With Bourbon Master, Tom Bulleit

In 1987, Bulleit Bourbon founder Tom Bulleit—a Vietnam veteran and former attorney—recreated his great-great-grandfather's whiskey recipe with a few tweaks, creating one of the best American bourbons ever produced. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Susan Bennett, the Voice of Siri

With the recent launch of Apple's newest generation of iPhones, we started to wonder, exactly who is Siri? 

We Wanna Be Friends With Stephnie Weir, SF Improv Fest Host + Mad TV Alum

No offense to Billy Crystal or Josh Gad, but we're kinda in love with The Comedians star Stephnie Weir right now. 

We Wanna Be Friends With CloudFlare Cofounder Michelle Zatlyn

If they gave out trophies for techie awards, Michelle Zatlyn's case would be full.

We Wanna Be Friends With 'Top Model' Contestant Devin Clark

San Francisco-based model Devin Clark (Look Model Agency) wants to be on top—of the catwalk game, that is. Clark is competing for the shot of a lifetime on the new season of America's Next Top Model, which premiered last week. We caught up with the local hottie to get his inside take on this season, his fave SF food, and more.

We Wanna Be Friends With Blues Singer Fantastic Negrito

Brush up on Oakland favorite Fantastic Negrito, who takes the stage at Outside Lands on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 2:55pm. 

We Wanna Be Friends With 'Project Runway' Contestant Candice Cuoco

San Francisco-based fashion designer Candice Cuoco is a force to be reckoned with. Her bold designs had already been featured on lavish runways from New York and London to Paris and Milan, before the burgeoning designer caught the eye of Project Runway's esteemed producers. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Future Bars Owner Doug Dalton

After working in New York for two years, software engineer Doug Dalton (whose impressive resume includes time clocked at Estee Lauder, Sprint, and Netscape) found the cocktail culture in San Franciso lacking in comparison to the East Coast. So, he started opening bars of his own. 

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