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 May 27, 2015
“Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could have become beer, but didn’t”

"Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could have become beer, but didn’t” is a jocular saying that has been printed on T-shirts and posters. “‘Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could have become beer, but didn’t.’ -Walter Thornburgh” was cited on Twitter on August 26, 2014. The identity of “Walter Thornburgh” is unknown.

“Every box of raisins is a tragic tale of grapes that could have been wine” is a similar meme.


Reddit—Funny
The most tragic story of all (i.imgur.com)
submitted August 26, 2014 by [deleted]
(From a chalk sign outside a bar.—ed.)
“EVERY LOAF OF BREAD IS A TRAGIC STORY OF GRAIN THAT COULD’VE BECOME BEER< BUT DIDN'T."
-- WALTER THORNBURGH

Twitter
Sarah Ritchie
‏@CraftBeerBetty
“Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could have become beer, but didn’t.” -Walter Thornburgh #beer #craftbeer
Tucson, AZ
11:55 PM - 26 Aug 2014

Twitter
Odell Brewing Co
‏@OdellBrewing
Truer words were never spoken! “Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could have become beer but didn’t.” - Walter Thornburgh
5:05 PM - 27 Aug 2014

wittystatus
August 27, 2014
Good Beer Quote
“Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could’ve become beer, but didn’t” – Walter Thornburgh

Facebook
Spikes Restaurant and Lounge
August 28, 2014 ·
Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that would have become beer, but didn’t - Walter T.

Twitter
Chubbies
‏@Chubbies
Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could’ve become beer but didn’t.
2:07 PM - 3 Sep 2014

Facebook
Beerd Brews
March 22, 2015 ·
“Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could’ve become beer, but didn’t.” - Walter Thornburgh

Facebook
Nettie’s Fine Mexican Food
March 24, 2015
Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could have become beer, but didn’t.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Permalink