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We Wanna Be Friends With Local Artist Michael McConnell

Michigan-born artist Michael McConnell may have gotten his love for furry animals from the long days he spent watching squirrels out the front window of his childhood home.

We Wanna Be Friends With "Check, Please!" Host Leslie Sbrocco

You never might have guessed that the enthusiastic and charming wine-lover of Check, Please! Bay Area once wanted to be a senator. She also had a short stint as the hand model in Pillsbury Dough Boy ads. 

We Wanna Be Friends With SF Giants Organist, Steve Hogan

The next time you're at AT&T Park, pay close attention to that moment in the 7th inning when you're expected to rise and sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." That's a live organist accompanying the baseball classic, and we sat down with the man behind the pipes. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Editor in Chief of The Bold Italic, Jennifer Maerz

Day-tripper, music junkie, and all around cool girl (oh, and did we mention newly-appointed editor in chief of The Bold Italic?) Jennifer Maerz lets us in on her chill life in San Francisco. 

We Wanna Be Friends With KQED Newsroom Host Thuy Vu

KQED "Newsroom" host Thuy Vu is responsible for keeping Bay Area residents abreast of global affairs every Friday night. The three-time Emmy award-winning journalist, who has covered everything from the devastating legacy of Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War to the impact of Burning Man on the Bay Area arts scene, let us in on some of her favorite places in the City. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Foreign Cinema Wine Director, Shannon Tucker

Sommelier Shannon Tucker joined the Foreign Cinema wine program in 2013. Since then, her wide ranging wine knowledge has helped the Mission restaurant highlight small unique productions, local visionary producers, and garnered a current wine menu of over 300 varietals. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Causwell's Adam Rosenblum

Former Flour + Water sous chef Adam Rosenblum probably never imagined as a dishwasher at a tiny restaurant in Silver Spring, Maryland that he would one day open his own restaurant in San Francisco, Causwells. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Bocanova's Rick Hackett

Michigan native Rick Hackett graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and learned the principles of nouvelle cuisine at acclaimed Washington DC restaurant Le Pavillon before moving to the Bay Area in 1979 and leaving his mark on the local restaurant world.

We Wanna Be Friends With the "Kissing Chef" Nick Ronan

Affectionately known as “the Kissing Chef,” Nick Ronan has been greeting his patrons with a friendly “Welcome home" since Bisou Bistronomy opened in 2010. 

We Wanna Be Friends With MAFIA Bags Founder, Marcos Mafia

What could be more appropriate for summer than a tote made out of recycled sails? 

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