We Wanna Be Friends With
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.
Hailed by Newsweek as one of the “women shaping the 21st century," singled out by NPR on their list of “best commencement speeches, ever,” and hot off her recent Emmy-nomination, Tiffany Shlain is a local filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards, and author who we really want to be friends with.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.