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 February 01, 2016
Brutus Salad

The Caesar salad is so popular that some chefs make a “Brutus salad” (after Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger, who participated in the assassination of Julius Caesar). However, it appears that the “Brutus salad” recipes differ greatly and there is no standard recipe. “Brutus Salad” has been cited in print since at least 1986, when it was served by a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Roman emperor Julius Caesar, however, has nothing to do with the Caesar Salad. The salad was named after Caesar Cardini (1896-1956), who first served it in Tijuana, Mexico in the 1920s.

“Any salad can be a Caesar salad if you stab it enough” is a somewhat related one-liner.


Wikipedia: Caesar salad
A Caesar salad is a salad of romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and black pepper.

Googe Books
Restaurants and Institutions
1986:Mar.-Apr., Volume 96, Part 2
Pg. 354:
BRUTUS SALAD (Down Under, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Google Books
Dining Secrets of Indiana
By James Poole and Kathryn Poole
Poole Publishing
2005
Pg. 85:
A Brutus salad with smoked bacon and spicy almonds, a black and bleu burger, or red beans and rice are enticing lunch choices.

Google Books
Rachael Ray Express Lane Meals:
What to Keep on Hand, What to Buy Fresh for the easiest-ever 30-MINUTE MEALS

By Rachael Ray
New York, NY: Clarkson N. Potter
2006
Pg. ?:
Brutus Salad
This is my latest version of what has become one of my classic 30-Minute-Meals, Beefy Brutus Salad, a Caesar-style salad with Italian thin-cut steak! Why should chicken have all the fun?

Google Books
Meals Worth Stopping for in Florida:
Local Restaurants Within 10 Miles of the Interstate

By Nancy Barber and Jane Bolding
Guilford, CA: GPP Travel
2008
Pg. 44:
The “Brutus” salad is a hearty mix of romaine, bacon, Parmesan cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes, and homemade croutons.

Twitter
Terminator X
‏@Marycha333
They have upgraded from the rolls in a can to tony roma bread, but my ceasar salad was more like a brutus salad.
11:17 PM - 14 Mar 2009

The Guardian (UK)
Brutus salad recipe
Allegra McEvedy’s quick, healthy take on the caesar salad has all the flavour, but less of the bother

Allegra McEvedy
Monday 17 January 2011 07.00 EST
There is nothing wrong with caesar salads – they’re just a bit too familiar, and no one does them at home as they can’t be bothered to make the dressing. Enter Brutus – with all the flavour his old boss had before him, but healthier.

Twitter
RelyLocal Asheville
‏@RelyLocalAVL
Brutus Salad with Local Tempeh at @MellowAsheville #avleat #avl http://twitpic.com/73mr4q
11:51 AM - 21 Oct 2011

Twitter
Snappy Salads
‏@snappysalads
@skruncher555 @brunchwithamber check out our Brutus Salad. More garlic = strength of Brutus. Some tomato = blood of Caesar. Equals: all good
10:15 PM - 16 Feb 2012

Eater—Los Angeles
LA Hangover Cures: 16 Affordable Spots to Help You Recover the Morning After
Crystal Coser and Na’ama Landau on Aug 20, 2015, 1:04p
(...)
14 Komodo Venice
Just about everything on Komodo’s “Munchies” menu would work to cure those pesky hangovers, but the Brutus “salad” takes greasy cravings to new heights. Crispy tater tots are smothered in melted cheddar, steak, and bacon and topped with sour cream, pico, and a jalapeño aioli for Caesar salad’s ultimate counterpart.

Twitter
Mellow Mushroom
‏@MellowJax
We’re not just a pizza restaurant.. Try our Brutus Salad! We get fresh ingredients delivered 6 days a week.... http://fb.me/5DHA8eHXd
10:42 AM - 7 Jan 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, February 01, 2016 • Permalink