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 September 21, 2009
Mulita

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Taco
Also prepared on the grill is a sandwiched taco called mulita ("little mule") made with meat served between two tortillas and garnished with Oaxaca style cheese. “Mulita” is used to describe these types of sandwiched tacos in the Northern States of Mexico, while they are known as Gringa in the Mexican south and are prepared using wheat flour tortillas. Tacos may also be served with salsa.

3 September 1964, Arcadia (CA) Tribune, pg. 13, col. 3 ad:
EL CHICO
“HOME OF THE MULITA DINNER”
228 N. lst Ave.

21 January 1965, Arcadia (CA) Tribune, pg. 12, col. 3:
El Chico’s mulita dinners have been an established item on the First Avenue Mexican house’s menu.

19 July 1991, Sacramento (CA) Bee, pg. TK12:
...and something called mulitas at $2.50, three corn tortillas, jack cheese,...

Google Books
Frommer’s Irreverent Guide to Los Angeles
By Jeff Spurrier and Charchi Stinson
Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing
2006
Pg. 69:
If you’re hankering for something a bit more sizable, try La Taquiza, near USC, which has a fabulous variation called the mulita, a taco sandwich that is considered one of the best examples of Mexican cuisine in the city.

The Great Taco Hunt
La Taquiza
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
(...)
I’ve been a fan of La Taquiza for awhile now but all this time I have never tried the mulitas. This is a taco hunt but the mulita is from the same family as the taco.It’s somewhat of a quesadilla/taco hybrid. They grill two fresh corn tortillas and melt cheese on each of them, take some meat and spread some guacamole and some salsa roja and then press the two sides together like a sandwhich. Delicioso! The saltyness of the pork entwined with gooey cheese, the creamy avocado and toasted fresh corn were amazing. Oh my.

Google Books
Oahu Restaurants and Dining with Honolulu and Waikiki
By Cindy Carpenter and Robert Edward Carpenter
Lahaina, HI: Holiday Publishing
2008
Pg. 147:
...Mi Casa Original “Mulitas”, two handmade corn tortillas with cheese and choice of filling in between, grilled, black bean salad $6.75,...

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