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 17, 2013
Dark ‘N’ Stormy (ice cream float)

A Dark ‘N’ Stormy cocktail consists of Gosling’s rum and ginger beer. A Dark ‘N’ Stormy float consists of the cocktail, plus a scoop of rum raisin ice cream. The name “Dark ‘N’ Stormy” comes from the line “It was a dark and stormy night...,” the famous and often-parodied opening of Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1830 novel Paul Clifford.

The New York-based hamburger chain Five Napkin Burger (opened in 2003) serves a Dark “N’ Stormy float. It’s not known where or when the float originated.


Little Scarlet
Thursday, July 23, 2009
“Notable Burgers”, Part Two: 5 Napkin Burger
5 Napkin Burger
$$
****
212.757.2277
630 9th Ave (at 45th St)
http://www.5napkinburger.com/
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On a whim, we ordered milkshakes for dessert, although mine was actually a “Dark and Stormy” float (dark rum, ginger beer, and rum raisin ice cream).

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Miami Vice
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We grabbed a seat at the bar (At Nizza in New York City—ed.) and ordered a few cocktails. I ordered a Dark and Stormy Float. It was a very interesting drink with the twist of Rum Raisin ice cream. I love Dark and Stormys, but I wasn’t thrilled with this concoction.

tripadvisor
Bailey’s Ice Cream: Restaurant Reviews
2 Blue Hole Hill (corner Wilkinson Avenue), CR 04, Bermuda
“Local Ice Cream to Die For”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012
Very good local ice cream. This place has so many flavours to choose from. They allow you to sample before committing to a particular flavour. Remember to carry cash as they do not accept cards. My favourite ice cream is the dark and stormy which is a favourite local drink turned into an ice cream. It has all sorts of yummy flavours with ginger.

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Downtown Mystic CT · 9,268 like this
May 18, 2013 at 5:49am · ..
DARK & STORMY ICE CREAM FLOAT!!
Gosling’s Ginger Beer with Barbados Rum Raisin Ice Cream floating on top add whiiped cream and a cherry!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Permalink