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 26, 2015
“In queso emergency, go to your nearest TexMex restaurant”

"In queso emergency, go to your nearest TexMex restaurant” is a jocular saying that was cited on Twitter on November 20, 2012. “I always keep a Mexican restaurant on speed dial in queso emergency” was cited in print on September 8, 2014. There have been several variations.

“In queso emergency, I pray to Cheesus” is a similar saying.


Google Books
Dictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms
By V. S. Matyushenkov
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibris.com)
2010
Pg. ?;
On the marquee of a Mexican restaurant in San Antonio: “In queso emergency, open 24 hours!” – Reader’s Digest

Twitter
Carlos-esque
‏@carlosesque
In queso emergency, stop at Kerbey! (@ Kerbey Lane Cafe w/ 2 others) http://4sq.com/1vZ4rZ
11:52 AM - 26 Jun 2010

Twitter
Texas Humor
‏@TexasHumor
In queso emergency, go to your nearest TexMex restaurant.
1:43 PM - 20 Nov 2012

Twitter
April Hunter
‏@AprilHunter
Sign on Mexican restaurant marquee: “Open 24 hours in queso emergency.”
4:00 PM - 24 Nov 2012

Twitter
Edward Koelzer
‏@EdwardPhilipK
I have Taco Bell on speed dial. In queso emergency.
10:36 AM - 4 Aug 2013

Twitter
Floyd
‏@Floyd_On_Funny
Jamie Oliver always keeps a Spanish resturant on speed dial in ‘queso’ emergency.
3:17 AM - 1 Oct 2013

Funny Status
I always keep a Mexican restaurant on speed dial in queso emergency.
September 8, 2014

Facebook
Way Way
September 9, 2014 ·
I always keep a Mexican restaurant on speed dial in queso emergency

Twitter
Bill Murray
‏@BiIIMurray
I always keep a Mexican restaurant on speed dial in queso emergency.
2:24 PM - 18 Sep 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 • Permalink