A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 24, 2010
“Love, peace and chicken grease” ("Love, peace and taco grease")

"Love, peace and hair grease” is a nonsense goodbye, cited in print since September 1991, when it was used by the rapper Flavor Flav. “Love, peace and chicken grease” has been used since at least 1993.

“Love, peace and taco grease” has been cited in print since 1999. Television chef Guy Fieri claims to have coined this saying at The Red Iguana in Salt Lake City (UT) for an epsiode that aired on September 15, 2008, but this is several years after the “taco” version had been first used.


Urban Dictionary
love peace and chicken grease
“another of sayin peace out or good bye”
Talk to ya later......Love, Peace, and Chicken Grease
by Adronna Jul 19, 2003

Urban Dictionary
love peace and hair grease
another way of saying ‘bye’ or ‘cyalater’
amy: im gonna go
hally: okay
amy: love, peace and hair grease
hally: werd

by akldjsgdagkjahsdkj Mar 19, 2005

Wikipedia: Flavor Flav
William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. (born March 16, 1959), better known by his stage name Flavor Flav, is an American rapper, television star, and member of the rap group Public Enemy. He is also known for popularizing the role of the hype man and for yelling “Yeah boy!” and “Flavor Flav!” during performances.

After falling out of the public eye for a number of years, he has recently reappeared as the star of several VH1 reality series, including The Surreal Life, Strange Love, and Flavor of Love.

8 September 1991, Newsday (Long Island, NY), “Inside New York” by Anthony Scaduto, Doug Vaughan and Linda Stasi, pg. 11:
Flavor reportedly cracked, “Love peace and hair grease.”

Google Books
October 1991, Spin, pg. ?:
“Love, peace and hair grease” are his departing words.
(Flavor Flav—ed.)

Google Books
July 1992, Texas Monthly, pg. 73, col. 2:
Their routines never bore, as Parrish Murphy so ably demonstrated during one break in the drive-by promotion: “Love, peace, and hair grease from the Funky Detective of Love! I’m just a victim of the ghetto! We’re having a drive-by, the only drive-by that’s safe. C’mon down!”

Google Groups: k12.chat.junior
Newsgroups: k12.chat.junior
From: (Gary Cressman)
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 92 09:58:40 PDT
Local: Wed, Dec 9 1992 11:58 am
Subject: RE: KEYPAL

HI.love peace and hair grease to you to.

Google Groups: alt.rap
Newsgroups: alt.rap
From:
Date: 7 Feb 93 15:55:37 CST
Local: Sun, Feb 7 1993 4:55 pm
Subject: Old School? And C.O.R.E. in 2 weeks

Love peace and chicken grease, I’m out like a bad remix (of Punks Jump Up...)

Google Groups: alt.music.enya
Newsgroups: alt.music.enya
From: (I AM A LOSER)
Date: 24 Feb 1994 04:20:49 GMT
Local: Wed, Feb 23 1994 11:20 pm
Subject: Yes she did appear on Good Morning America.

Love peace and hair grease
peace love and oreo cookies for all.

The Internet Movie Database
Memorable quotes for
The Pest (1997)

Pest: Love, peace and chicken grease.

Google Groups: alt.native
Newsgroups: alt.native
From: “Tarasco”
Date: 1999/08/13
Subject: Re: Common misconception

love peace and taco grease,

New York (NY) Daily News
MADONNA MAY HAVE A SPECIAL GUY
BY GEORGE RUSH AND JOANNA MOLLOY WITH MARCUS BARAM AND MARC S MALKIN
Sunday, December 19th 1999, 2:11AM
(...)
LIAM NEESON hit the new Palm restaurant in Times Square on Monday, where he signed the kitchen wall with, “May the force be with the Palm always.” Laurence Fishburne came in the next night and scribbled, “Love, Peace and Chicken Grease.”

Google Books
The Door
Youth Specialties
Issues 162-173
1999
Pg. 46:
And as they say in Amarillo, “Love. Peace, and Chicken Grease.”

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Monday, September 15, 2008
A Taste of Everywhere (DV0407)
Season Four, Episode Seven
A Taste of Everywhere - Original Airdate 9/15/2008
(...)
Video from the Red Iguana - Love, Peace and Taco Grease !!

CafePress
Made by Chickateez
on January 25, 2009 at 2:23 PM
Love, Peace, Taco Grease T-Shirt

ESPN Bassmaster
Updated: February 10, 2009, 3:46 PM ET
BASS Reporter’s Notebook
ZAC BROWN BAND: ‘LOVE, PEACE AND CHICKEN GREASE’
Fishing fans who plan to be in Shreveport-Bossier City, La., for the Feb. 20-22 Bassmaster Classic can look forward to the bonus of a free concert by the Zac Brown Band.

On Saturday, Feb. 21, ZBB will perform on the Classic stage at Bossier City’s CenturyTel Center at 3 p.m. CT, just before the Day Two weigh-in begins.

As anyone who follows ZBB knows, the group’s hit single “Chicken Fried” is peppered with references to food. On the group’s Web site, http://www.zacbrownband.com, many of the band’s messages are signed: “Love, Peace and Chicken Grease.” But do these musicians really know anything about cooking?

Yes. Before Zac Brown became a full-time professional picker, the Georgia native was a chef and restaurant owner.

Fans of Guy Fieri
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Guy Fieri on dining in New York and beyond
(...)
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives visited the Salt Lake City area (see list) in May 2008. Six restaurants in Salt Lake were featured, and one just a few miles north. It was at The Red Iguana in Salt Lake City where Guy coined the phrase, “Love, Peace and Taco Grease!”

Posted by Barry Popik
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