What's on the Menu in the Writers Rooms

Bay Cities Deli - P 2012
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Bay Cities Deli - P 2012

A look at the most popular eats for five top shows, from "Happy Endings"' fondness for Joan's on Third to "The Mindy Project's" yen for Krua Thai.

This story first appeared in the Nov. 30 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Happy Endings (Paramount lot): Joan's on Third, Simplethings, The Golden State, Take a Bao. Says writer Jason Berger: "Never had a bad dish from Simplethings, and how many places can you get mini pies? Seriously."

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Homeland (Fox lot): Clementine Bakery, Food, Greenleaf, La Serenata. Says exec producer Alex Cary, "We order La Serenata's pescado molcajete on Fridays because it feels like ordering a little vacation."

The Mindy Project (NBCUniversal lot): Sweet Butter, Krua Thai, Zankou Chicken, Barone's.Says showrunner and exec producer Matt Warburton, "Dinner in the writers room is even more important than lunch."

CSI: NY (CBS lot): The Counter, Vegan Plate, Lala's Grill. Says co-exec producer Trey Callaway, "God bless the assistants because eight writers with different tastes are nearly impossible to please."

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Rules of Engagement (Sony lot): 26 Beach, Bay Cities Deli. Says creator Tom Hertz, "You get to custom-build your sandwich at Bay Cities, so if anyone complains, they have nobody to blame but themselves."