A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 02, 2006
Armadillo Eggs (stuffed jalapeños)

"Armadillo eggs” are jalapeño peppers stuffed with cheese. Armadillos don’t lay eggs. It’s not known who coined the name.


15 August 1992, San Francisco Chronicle, pg. B1:
The Road Kill Cafe, a booth set up by Bequette Appetizer, expects to dole out 10,000 samples of deep-fried finger food, including peach cobblers called Fuzzy Buns, southwestern stuffed jalapeños named Armadillo Eggs and corn chips stuffed with cheese called Mama Nachos. The Bixby, Okla.-based prepared food vendor will charge restaurants about 25 cents per appetizer, with consumers paying about twice that price at retail.

5 May 1995, Chicago Daily Herald, section 6, pg.16:
...Tavern On The Fox, 24 N. Broadway, has $1 armadillo eggs (your guess is as good as mine).

14 June 1995, Chicago Tribune, pg. 5A:
You might want to take a crack at the armadillo eggs (6 for $3, 12 for $5.95). No, they’re not really armor-coated eggs—armadillos don’t lay eggs. Instead, they’re jalapeño peppers that are slit open, filled with Cheddar cheese and deep-fried. The crispy coating offers fine contrast to the cheese that oozes out on first bite. As expected, there’s a bit of peppery bite but not so fiery as to put them in the four-alarm category.

26 September 1996, Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard, pg. C7:
“Armadillo Eggs” ($4.99)—less colorfully known as stuffed poblano chilies—were crisp and hot from the deep-fryer, full of melted cheddar and served with mustard dipping sauce.

6 March 2003, Ventura County (CA)Star, Out, pg. 48:
Other popular menu items are buffalo wings with a secret, spicy sauce, armadillo eggs (stuffed jalapeños and cream cheese), thirsty chicken, chicken teriyaki, and French dip, veggie, meatball or steak sandwiches.

(Trademark)
Word Mark ARMADILLO EGGS
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 029. US 046. G & S: foods; namely, stuffed jalapeno peppers. FIRST USE: 19910802. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19910802
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 01.05.01 - Sun, rising or setting (partially exposed or partially obstructed); Sunrise
03.09.07 - Hedgehogs; Porcupines; Porcupines, armadillos, animals with exteriors of spines or quills
03.09.26 - Costumed Small mammals, rodents, and kangaroos
05.13.06 - Cacti
16.01.07 - Head phones; Headphones; Headsets; Microphones
22.01.06 - Banjos; Guitars; Ukuleles
Serial Number 74199871
Filing Date September 3, 1991
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition October 20, 1992
Registration Number 1771645
Registration Date May 18, 1993
Owner (REGISTRANT) BEQUETTE, DAVID V. INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 13161 S. Memorial, Suite F. Bixby OKLAHOMA 74008
Attorney of Record Frank J. Catalano
Description of Mark The lining shown in the drawing is a feature of the mark and not intended to indicate color.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date December 29, 2000


(Trademark)
Word Mark TEXAS ARMADILLO EGGS
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 029. US 046. G & S: breaded mixture of meat and jalepeno peppers
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 01.17.11 - Maps of States of the United States; States (map of)
03.09.07 - Hedgehogs; Porcupines; Porcupines, armadillos, animals with exteriors of spines or quills
03.09.24 - Stylized small mammals, rodents, and kangaroos
03.09.26 - Costumed Small mammals, rodents, and kangaroos
03.17.04 - Egg in nests or in wild settings; Nests (with eggs)
26.03.02 - Ovals, plain single line; Plain single line ovals
26.03.13 - Ovals, two or more (not concentric); Two or more ovals
26.03.16 - Ovals touching or intersecting
Serial Number 74281087
Filing Date May 29, 1992
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Reames, Shirley DBA Reames Market INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES Route 4, Box 97B Greenville TEXAS 75401
(APPLICANT) Reames, Harlan & Shirley DBA Reames Market PARTNERSHIP UNITED STATES Route 4, Box 97B Greenville TEXAS 75401
Attorney of Record Michael R. Schulman
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “TEXAS” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date September 7, 1994

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