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We Wanna Be Friends With the Founders of Roam Burgers

From pasture to plate, Roam Artisan Burgers offers delicious patties, sides, and shakes using fresh, quality ingredients. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Style Blogger Girl With Curves

We're currently obsessing over San Jose-based style blogger Tanesha Awasthi, a.k.a. Girl With Curves. From her effortlessly full skirts to those signature big sunglasses, each of her well-curated outfits inspire us to put down our well-worn jeans, and opt for a sleeker silhouette (maybe with a pearl accent!). We caught up with the award-winning blogger and UC Berkeley alumna to ask her about her life in Silicon Valley. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Benefit Sisters Maggie and Annie Ford Danielson

In 1976, twins from Indiana, Jane and Jean Ford, flipped a coin: Heads they would open up a casserole cafe, tails they open up a makeup shop. That coin toss paved the path for San Francisco's Benefit Cosmetics, now raking in $500 million a year. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Karl the Fog

Karl the Fog, San Francisco's much-loved/much-reviled fog, has made quite the name for itself on social media the last four years. We caught up with Karl to ask him about his name, his relationship to the sun, horror flick The Fog, and more.

We Wanna Be Friends With 20Mission Co-Founder Jered Kenna

When former CEO of Tradehill Jered Kenna isn’t buffalo hunting in Oregon or exploring South American countries, he's running 20Mission (what techies often refer to as “Bitcoin’s Hogwarts"), a 41-room tech space project located in the heart of the Mission.

We Wanna Be Friends With Photographer Travis Jensen

First, tell me a bit about yourself:

Well, my name is Travis Jensen. I’m a 35-year-old photographer living and working in San Francisco. I moved to The City from Milwaukee nearly two decades ago, fresh out of high school with $800 cash, a duffle bag, and a skateboard. That’s it. I’ve been here ever since.

We Wanna Be Friends With San Francisco Social Founder Anderson Pugash

San Francisco Social founder Anderson Pugash was not always as concerned with charity and giving back. It was his late-father's unexpected battle with pancreatic cancer that pushed Pugash to reconsider the kind of life he was leading.

We Wanna Be Friends With Children's Book Author Mac Barnett

Local author Mac Barnett creates "secret doors" out of stories. Usually, it’s in the form of picture books for children, but he’s also brought his creative genius into the three dimensional world in other ways.

We Wanna Be Friends With Chef and Niners Fan Michael Mina

If you've never been to a Michael Mina tailgate, then you're doing football wrong. Possibly the biggest Niners fan in the Bay Area, Mina throws a truly insane pre-game party. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Actor Liam Vincent

Twenty years after heading to San Francisco with dreams of becoming a stage actor, Liam Vincent has it made. "Having smart people who want to work with you is way more gratifying and challenging than playing the father of a girl who's hot but is also a mummy on the CW," he says.

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