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 December 13, 2012
Donkey Sauce

Guy Fieri, a restaurateur and Food Network personality, opened Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar (220 West 44th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues) in New York City in the fall of 2012. The menu described “Donkey Sauce”—mayonnaise, garlic, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. The name “donkey sauce” was not explained, but it could be that Fieri thought the sauce was “kicking” (like a donkey’s kick). “Donkey sauce” had been infrequently cited in print before 2012 and did not have a standardized recipe.

Fieri’s “donkey sauce” is similar to mustard aioli; a December 2012 restaurant review described the sauce as “just glorified mayonnaise with a special name.”


Wikipedia: Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri ( /ˈɡaɪ fiːˈɛri/; born Guy Ferry; 22 January 1968) is a United States restaurateur, author, television personality, and game show host. He co-owns five restaurants in California and is known for his television series on the Food Network.
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His first New York City restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar, opened to a scathing New York Times review in 2012.

Animation Insider
Disney Channel Upfront Overview
March 1st, 2005 10:00 AM by Kyle Luna
Disney Original Movies
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In “The Proud Family Movie,” during an all expenses paid vacation to Legoom Island, Penny and her family are held captive by Dr. Carver, a mad scientist, who tries to get his hands on Oscar Proud’s formula for Kicking Donkey Sauce.

Food Network (April 2012)
Straight-Up with a Pig Patty Burger
Recipe courtesy Guy Fieri
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“Donkey" Sauce:
1 cup prepared mayonnaise
1/4 cup roasted garlic
1 teaspoon regular yellow mustard
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 pinches ground black pepper
Mix the mayonnaise, roasted garlic, mustard, Worcestershire, salt and pepper together until smooth. Yield: about 1 cup.

New York magazine
The Prose Dripped
Reading Guy Fieri.

By David Roth Published Sep 16, 2012
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This Donkey Sauce presents a mystery to be unraveled. What could it be? (It involves mustard, mayo, Worcestershire, and garlic, apparently.)

TimHalket.com
Donkey Sauce Recipe
Posted on November 16, 2012
Donkey Sauce – it’s been in the news lately. A potent name, certainly memorable. It simply tastes like a nice rustic version of Alioli, that’s lost it’s overly aggressive pungent punch. The garlic is mellowed by roasting, or a quick confit in olive oil as I’ve done here. Use it with almost anything that comes off the grill. Especially good on hamburgers.

In These Times
FRIDAY NOV 16, 2012 2:43 PM
Donkey Sauce and Fishy Marshmallows: Why Guy Fieri Matters
BY LINDSAY BEYERSTEIN
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The piece is an unrelenting one-sided Socratic dialogue between Wells and an imagined Fieri: “What accounts for the vast difference between the Donkey Sauce recipe you’ve published and the Donkey Sauce in your restaurant? [...] And when we hear the words Donkey Sauce, which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about? [...] Why did the toasted marshmallow taste like fish?”

Macheesmo
Homemade Donkey Sauce
NOVEMBER 27, 2012 | BY NICK
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Homemade Donkey Sauce
Yield: About 1 1/2 cups sauce
Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour
Ingredients:

1 cup mayo (homemade is best)
2 heads garlic, roasted
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce (optional)
Pinch of kosher salt and pepper

Adapted from a Guy Fieri recipe.

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We Ate At The Guy Fieri Restaurant That The NYT Destroyed — Here’s The Verdict
Alaina McConnell and Kim Bhasin | Dec. 13, 2012, 7:08 PM
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If only the Donkey Sauce could have followed suit (it was really just glorified mayonnaise with a special name).

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, December 13, 2012 • Permalink