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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 cuture in San Franciso lacking in comparison to the East Coast. So, he started opening bars of his own. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Local Actress Megan Trout

Four years after crash landing on the Bay Area theater scene, local actress Megan Trout has become a local fixture. If you haven't already seen one of her passionate performances in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Hamlet, or her breakout performance in Kafka’s Metamorphosis, you need to get yourself to the theater. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Author Vendela Vida

It's impossible to list the many accolades of San Francisco native Vendela Vida without wondering what the hell you've been doing with your own life. She's a New York Times bestselling author, of course; publishes a magazine, The Believer; founded 826 Valencia with her also-famous husband Dave Eggers; and even cowrote (with said husband) the screenplay for Away We Go, the 2009 indie hit starring Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski.

We Wanna Be Friends With Printmakers Carissa Potter Carlson and Heather Van Winckle

Carissa and Heather of People I've Loved

In 2012, Carissa Potter Carlson created People I’ve Loveda line of cute stationery and art objects full of whimsy, irreverence, and heart.

We Wanna be Friends with Pixar's Production Manager Dana Murray

As the liaison between the director and the producer of Pixar's newest film Inside Out (which hits theaters June 19), Dana Murray has to coordinate the entire production department, including animation, lighting and layout, strategic teams, and trouble shoot. It's a big job.

We Wanna Be Friends with Local Brewing's Regan Long and Sarah Fenson

Local Brewing Company has been a long time coming. Sarah Fenson and Regan Long have been honing their homebrew recipes for years, based on feedback from Dolores Park revelers who sampled their beers and students who took their homebrewing workshops at Forage SF's Underground Market.

We Wanna Be Friends With Blues Singer Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito describes his life as a series of trials and rebirths. And in his current incarnation, the blues singer can pack a room.

We Wanna Be Friends With Thievery Corporation Founder Rob Garza

Rob Garza is one of the original pioneers of the now flourishing electronic music movement. Originally from Washington DC­, now a longtime San Francisco resident, and a new denizen of North Beach, Garza's legacy includes the formation of record label ESL Music and a timeless music catalog that is still popular today.

We Wanna Be Friends With Minted CEO & Founder Mariam Naficy

Minted is one of those creative companies we're so proud is based in the Bay Area. Their paper stationary, invites, and art is not only chic, but it champions independent artists and designers around the world, an initiative that's been part of the strategy, and ultimately the success, for CEO and founder Mariam Naficy.

We Wanna Be Friends With Actor and Autism Advocate Mark Gilfix

Who is Mark Gilfix, you ask? Why, not only is the former actor a voice for Red Bull, the Noe Valley attorney is also an advocate for families of children with special needs. 

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