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 02, 2017
Yellow Blanket on a Dead Cow (cheeseburger)

"Yellow blanket on a dead cow” is sometimes said to be diner slang for a cheeseburger. The “yellow blanket” is cheese, and the “dead cow” is a hamburger.

However, printed citations are few. ”Yellow blanket on a dead cow: cheeseburger” was cited in print in 2011.


Diner Talk
Put Yellow blanket on a dead cow: cheeseburger [Thanks to Mousey]

Name-Brand Ketchup
I’ve always loved diner lingo.
Posted: October 21, 2011 | Author: Scott McKinney
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Yellow blanket on a dead cow: cheeseburger.

Twitter
Gabrielle Farrington‏
@GabrielleBevel
Put a yellow blanket on a dead cow with rabbit food and cremate it. #dinertalk
11:26 PM - 18 Feb 2012

Unravel
The Delicious Guide to Diner Lingo
by Daniel Adler on September 1, 2015
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Yellow Blanket on a Dead Cow Cheeseburger

Me and My Captain
AUGUST 10, 2016
Yellow Blanket On A Dead Cow And Make It Cry….Vol II
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Give It Wings: To serve quickly

In case you haven’t figured out what Yellow Blanket on a Dead Cow and Make It Cry ……?

Cheese Burger with onions! But you had that all figured out didn’t you?
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At that point I wanted to yell out to the cooks in the kitchen….Yellow Blanket on a Dead Cow, Give It wings and Make It Cry!… cause I never like to cry alone!

Twitter
Ceri Daniels‏
@ceri_daniels
Yellow blanket on a dead cow = ???
Answers on a postcard
5:35 PM - 25 Aug 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, September 02, 2017 • Permalink