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 27, 2007
Chicken Fried Kingdom (Texas nickname)

ESPN radio’s Randy Galloway has called Texas the “Chicken Fried Kingdom.” The term is from the popular Texas dish, chicken fried steak, with a hint of Disney’s “Magic Kingdom” added.


Wikipedia: Randy Galloway
Randy Galloway is the host of Galloway and Company, the drive-time program on KESN 103.3 FM, ESPN Radio’s Dallas affiliate. He is also a columnist for the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

Previously, Galloway has been a columnist for The Dallas Morning News and a radio host for News/Talk 820 WBAP.

Listeners have become accustomed to Galloway’s trademark wit and sarcasm as well as his deep Texas drawl.

103.3 ESPN Dallas-Fort Worth
Galloway and Company
The Official Dictionary of GAC-Speak
Chicken Fried Kingdom: The great state of Texas, named after the official meal of Texas—Chicken Fried Steak

Wikipedia: Magic Kingdom
The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. It is owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company through its Walt Disney Parks and Resorts unit. Opened on October 1, 1971, it is the most famous Florida theme park. Designed and built by WED Enterprises (now known as Walt Disney Imagineering), the park’s layout and attractions are similar to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, which opened in 1955. It saw 16,640,000 guests in 2006 making it the most visited theme park in the world. 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, August 27, 2007 • Permalink