The escapade played out on an episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” last week. Prior to Kaling’s appearance, Ferguson had recommended that she try Luv-It while she was in town to celebrate her thirtieth birthday. She did, just a few nights before the show. While she was there, she thought the hood was gross. Then she told him all about it—on air.
"We went to this frozen custard place in I believe the most dangerous and sketchy neighborhood I’ve ever been to in my entire life," Kaling said.
She described some of the people as "drug-addicts," "murderers" and a "pants-less man."
Locals, all of whom live on the edge of the John S. Park Historic Neighborhood, sprung into action defending their turf. One created the Facebook page titled "Las Vegas Downtown Neighbors & Luv-It Fans against Mindy Kaling."
Though yours truly is a rabid fan of "The Office," in this case Kaling is dead wrong. Luv-It is not only a Vegas institution; it sells damn good yogurt. The joint is worth the cab ride. And the neighborhood truly isn’t that bad.
[Photo: Ginger Bruner]