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 July 30, 2007
Bon Appetex

The Austin Land & Cattle Company restaurant tells its customers: “Bon Appetex!” This Texas version of “bon appétit” hasn’t spread to other Texas restaurants, however.

Austin Chronicle
Austin Land & Cattle Company
1205 N. Lamar, 472-1813
Mon-Thu, 5-10pm; Fri-Sat, 5-11pm

Husband-and-wife proprietors Christian and Theresa Mertens offer great steaks plus an inviting selection of entrées featuring chicken, fish, lobster, and shrimp to please the palate in this comfortable downtown dinner house. We just have to love a restaurant with the slogan “Bon Appetex”!

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frog 05-26-2004, 10:52 AM

The place Ruby’s at 512 West 29th and The Drag, is 1000% better, and a small independent operation.

Rudy’s original location in Leon Springs, west of San Antonio is good, but they are now a chain or at least a chainlette like the County Line, serving up mediocre BBQ to non-Texans who think it’s so yummy. :tsk:

For the best BBQ, you need to be parking on dirt or gone-to-hell asphalt.

Bon appetex.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, July 30, 2007 • Permalink