A couple weeks ago, Robin Reid dropped off the map. Or, at least her GPS signal did. She was at Scripps Mercy Hospital for an MRI, in a part of the building where wireless signals are blocked to keep them from interfering with medical equipment.
Last year, Nick Zanoni, who owns Thrusters in Pacific Beach, asked Johnson to create a menu for Sycamore Den. While the theme of the Bells & Whistles-designed bar is rustic-retreat-meets-1970s-cool-dad-hangout, the menu's more sophisticated than the Creedence-loving dude the décor invokes.
In early 2011, David Klotz got a phone call from his friend Ramin Djawadi, a TV and film composer who’d been brought in at the last minute to score a new HBO show called Game of Thrones. “I was, like, ‘What is this? Dungeons and Dragons?” Klotz recalls, laughing.