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 January 01, 2008
Bull Dozers or Bulldozers (similar to Southwestern Eggrolls)

"Bull Dozers” are similar to Chili’s popular Southwestern Eggrolls and were developed about the same time in the 1990s. San Antonio’s Bullpeppers Olde Town Cafe opened in 1999 and offered Bull Dozers—homemade egg rolls with smoked chicken, bacon and roasted corn. (Chili’s “Southwestern Eggrolls” do not contain bacon.)

Bullpeppers is no longer in business, but the appetizer is still remembered by some.


San Antonio Restaurants
Bullpeppers Olde Towne Cafe
9903 San Pedro - 210.348.7377 $5.01 - $15
Southwestern style restaurant serving everything from home cooking to great burgers.
Cuisine: Family
Recommended Dishes: Home Cooking dishes No Bull Schnitz, Catalina Island Chicken and Bayoo Bello and try the Bull Dozers!!

1 October 1999, San Antonio (TX) Express-News, pg. 30H:
There’s No Bull Schnitz, a jaegerschnitzel with mushrooms, and Bull Dozers, homemade egg rolls with smoked chicken, bacon and roasted corn.

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From: Tyler Hopper
Date: 1999/10/04
Subject: Bullpepper’s Old Towne Cafe

If you look at the menu, (http://www.bullpeppers.com) you’ll see that someone had way too much fun naming the dishes. Also, a great deal of creativity went into the food. I’ve never seen so diverse a menu in S.A.

Our first dish was an appetizer of the Bull Dozers. These are egg rolls (yes) filled with smoked chicken, bacon, roasted corn and black beans (~$4.00). I predict these will become legendary in S.A. I expected them wrapped in a fried tortilla but they really are in egg roll wrappers. There is a smoked honey dijon dip that is a lot better than I expected. The smokiness covers the honey just enough.

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From: “Cuchulain Libby”
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 22:59:03 GMT
Local: Wed, Jan 24 2001 5:59 pm
Subject: Re: Superbowl

> I gotta ask: what are Cowtown Wolf Turds and Bulldozers?

Here’s the Bulldozers
(thanks to Jerry Jungmann & Bull Pepper’s rest. in San Antonio)

Smoked chicken, black beans, roasted corn, some crisp fried bacon, sauteed or roasted chopped poblanos, bell peppers and onions, garlic, chili powder, comino, salt, chopped cilantro and shredded cheddar.  Use eggroll directions on package to assemble and fry.

The dipping sauce - equal amounts of buttermilk to mayo - mix with dijon, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, sugar, onion powder and liquid mesquite smoke.

Posted by Barry Popik
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