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 05, 2010
Coyote Tail (tortilla-wrapped deep-fried hot dog)

Wild Bubba’s Wild Game Grill in Elroy, Texas, specializes in “fried coyote tail.” The owner, William Gilliam (’Wild Bubba"), described the food: “"They’re wieners rolled up in a flour tortilla and deep fried.”

The origin of the name is not known; “coyote tail” is not an ingredient of the deep-fried hot dog. Perhaps the deep frying makes the hot dog appear to resemble a coyote tail.


Austin (TX) American-Statesman
In Elroy, the talk is all about a Formula One track
Developers mum, but frenzy of real estate activity has speculation buzzing

By Shonda Novak
Published: 10:06 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2010
The sign outside Wild Bubba’s Wild Game Grill on Elroy Road promotes one of the restaurant’s specialties: fried coyote tail.

It also says, “Elroy welcomes Formula 1?”

Austin (TX) American-Statesman
F1 in Elroy? What were the odds on that?
John Kelso, Commentary
Published: 7:11 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010
ELROY — This ain’t Monaco.
(...)
Urban Elroy consists of the convenience store, Ray’s Used Tires and Ray’s Super Service; the Mexico General Store with piñatas hanging from the ceiling and a pile of hay bales out front; a small volunteer-run library, which carries no books about Formula One; and Wild Bubba’s Wild Game Grill, a colorful restaurant that advertises “fried coyote tail” on the mobile sign out front.

“They’re wieners rolled up in a flour tortilla and deep fried,” said Wyman Gilliam, the owner. He has Elroy roots. His family has had a farm down the road since the ‘60s.
(Photo caption—ed.)
Wild Bubba’s Wild Game Grill, owned by Wyman Gilliam, is one of the few eateries in Elroy. Gilliam hopes to sell deep-fried hot dogs wrapped in tortillas ("coyote tails") to Formula One fans. 

Posted by Barry Popik
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