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 June 11, 2008
“Barbecue sauce is like a beautiful woman. If it’s too sweet, it’s bound to be hiding something”

The Texas Monthly June 2008 issue featured “The Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas.” On page 135 was Texas musician Lyle Lovett’s Ode to Sauce: “BARBECUE SAUCE is like a beautiful woman. It it’s too sweet, it’s bound to be hiding something.”

The exact origin and circumstances of the quote weren’t stated, but the concept of barbecue sauce “hiding something” (i.e., the taste) is an old one. Lyle Lovett was married to Pretty Woman’s Julia Roberts, so perhaps he understands that part of the quote as well.


Wikipedia: Lyle Lovett
Lyle Pearce Lovett (born November 1, 1957) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Active since 1980, he has recorded thirteen studio albums to date. His highest-peaking single to date is 1986’s “Cowboy Man”, a #10 hit on the country charts. He has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance(1990) and Best Country Album (1997).

Early life
Lovett was born in the unincorporated region of Klein, Harris County (suburban Houston), Texas, the son of William and Bernell (née Klein) Lovett, a marketing executive and training specialist, respectively. He was raised as a Lutheran. Lovett attended Texas A&M University, where he studied German and journalism, and lived next door to Robert Earl Keen.

Texas Monthly (June 2008)
Ode To Sauce
Barbecue sauce is like a beautiful woman. If it’s too sweet, it’s bound to be hiding something.
Singer, songawriter, and actor Lyle Lovett has been eating barbecue for 49 of his 50 years.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Wednesday, June 11, 2008 • Permalink