“If the idealized version of my life took place in New York, it would include a scene of me falling in love with a guy in the dead of January winter at 1 AM, huddled in pea coats and scarves in a booth at Odessa in the East Village, eating pierogi, scored to Fred Astaire’s Cheek to Cheek. In L.A. it’s replaced with me at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles at 1 AM in the dead of a September heat wave, my thighs sticking to the booth, sharing waffles and fried chicken with a guy and listening to Ice Cube.”
Mindy Kaling

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Mindy Kaling, photographed by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images;
Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, photographed by Mindy