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 28, 2017
“He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes”

"He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes” is often listed as a Maltese proverb. The saying has been cited in print since at least 2006.


Google Books
The Little Black Book of Dreams:
The Essential Guide to the Weird Stuff You Dream About

By Nannette Stone
White Plains, NY: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
2006
Pg. 99:
He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.
MALTESE PROVERB

Chow Times (Vancouver, BC)
CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE
POSTED BY SUANNECHOWTIMES
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 20, 2006
He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.
~ Maltese Proverb

Google Books
The Homeschooler’s Book of Lists
By Sonya Haskins
Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers
2007
Pg. 393:
He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.
Malta

Twitter
Prieur du Plessis‏
@prieurdp
@darthpony - “He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes”
3:36 AM - 11 Nov 2008

Google Books
The Fat Man’s Food & Drink Compendium
By Tony Grumley-Grennan
Lulu Publishing (Lulu.com)
2009
Pg. 210:
“He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.”
Anonymous

Twitter
Laurafaraway‏
@laurafaraway
He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.
2:25 PM - 24 Feb 2009

23 February 2009, Toronto (ON) Star, “He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes,” pg. L7:
Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day on Canada’s East Coast and in the U.K. It’s the last day before Lent’s 40 days of fasting.

Google Books
The Meditating Cat - Bengali Proverbs and Their Echoes in Far Cultures
By Mondira Sinha-Ray
Paragon Publishing
2011
Pg. 194:
He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes [Mal].

Google Books
Eat the Year:
366 Fun and Fabulous Food Holidays to Celebrate Every Day

By Steff Deschenes
Philadelphia, PA: Perseus Books Group
2014
Pg. ?:
“He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.”—Proverb

Twitter
Deke Bridges‏
@dekebridges
“He who goes to bed hungry dreams of #pancakes.”
#Proverb ..Happy #PancakeDay
@PardueSuzanne pic @WordPaintMedia
12:23 PM - 9 Feb 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 • Permalink