A few weeks ago I just had one person sign up for the Ultimate Korean BBQ Night Out. Even though I really don't make money when one person signs up, I still love doing the tour. I meet the most interesting people, and we both have a great time.
He was a young bearded man from L.A. on his way to go surfing in Indonesia. As we were enjoying our BBQ, I asked him what he did.
"I'm a sit-com writer."
He writes for the hit series "New Girl." Now, I'm not just a food junkie. I have other interests, and one of them is how writers rooms work, especially since TV started actually getting good when I left for Korea in 2004. I listened to podcasts from Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica") and the guys behind "Lost." At first I listened to them to find out details about the episodes I had just watched. But I found the process of writing itself more interesting as I listened. So we talked a good bit about his job and the other writers and show runners he knew--including Ron Moore.
So the pub part of the tour went a bit wild. He was game to try anything, and we tried about half the different types of Korean tipples available. A great time was had by both of us, and I think I have a new friend if I visit L.A.
Sign up for the Ultimate Korean BBQ Night Out.