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 January 22, 2007
Howlers (Jalapeño Howlers or Texas Howlers)

"Howlers” (also called “Jalapeño Howlers” or Texas Howlers") are “jalapeño poppers.” They’re sliced jalapeños, breaded and deep fried, often combined with cheddar cheese or cream cheese. The Big Texan Steak Ranch (Amarillo, Texas) also calls them “Blazin’ Saddles” and “Ring of Fire.”

Why the name “howler”? Maybe because “jalapeño howlers” has alliteration, or because the food is so hot that you howl?


Big Texan Steak Ranch (Amarillo, TX)
Howlers
AKA: “Blazin’ Saddles,” or “Ring of Fire”
Fresh sliced Jalapenos breaded, deep fried.
HOT! $7.49

Lineberger’s Cattle Company (Sherills Ford, NC)
Texas Howlers...5.99
Diced Jalapenos combined with cheddar cheese in a crispy breading.

Frank’s Steak House (Cambridge, MA)
“HOWLERS" STUFFED JALAPENOS Creamed Cheese Stuffed, Breaded & Deep Fried

Grapevine Grille (Belchertown, MA)
Jalapeno Howlers 5.95

Captain Bob’s Grill (Key West, FL)
Jalapeno Howlers

Gringo’s Salsa Mexicana (Leeds, England)
Other starters include the intriguing sounding Jalapeno Howlers (£3.85), breadcrumb-coated, cheese-filled peppers deep fried and served with salsa and salad; and the Aztec Pie (£3.75), baked layers of tortilla, salsa, soured cream and cheese which sounds for all the world like a Mexican lasagne.

tinylife
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Jalapeno howlers
I finally got to try jalapeno howlers today at a bistro outside borders. And they were yummy and cheesy. I was with my sister. We shared a basket of jalapeno howlers and had some coffee.

Wakeboarder.com: infused alcohol
Posted: Apr 21, 2006 2:11 pm
When I was in Costa Rica we had something called “Howlers”, they were shots of tequila that had been infused with jalapenos. Damn they were good. 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, January 22, 2007 • Permalink