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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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“Chocolate by the Bald Man” (Max Brenner)

New York Game (baseball, under the Knickerbocker rules)

Oysters Rockefeller

Diamond Horseshoe (Metropolitan Opera House ring of seats; Billy Rose nightclub)

Tex-Mex (cuisine)

Brazilian Film Festival

Son-of-a-Bitch Stew (Son-of-a-Gun Stew)

Singapore Chili Crab Festival

Texas Caviar (black-eyed peas)

“National Drink of Texas” (Dr. Pepper)

Chicken Fried Steak (CFS); Country Fried Steak

Armadillo Eggs (stuffed jalapeƱos)

Chuck Wagon

Texas Trash (Chex mix dish)

Yoo Hoo (soft drink and slang phrase)

“Don’t Mess With Texas”

Gone to Texas (GTT)

Texas Dirt (banana pie with crushed Oreos)

Texas Sweet Onion

“Big hat and no cattle” (“All hat and no cattle”)

Big Nipple (summary)

Club Row (West 27th Street)

Kangaroo Court

Kolache (Czech pastry)

Hot Chubbies (sausages by Nemecek Brothers of West, Texas)

Dr. Pepper Cake

Hot Guts (Elgin, TX hot sausage)

Texas Cadillac (pickup truck or Chevy Suburban)

Texas Tea (oil, alcoholic drink, iced tea, et al.)

Cowboy Cadillac (pickup truck or other open-back vehicle)

Colorado Kool-Aid (Coors beer, from Colorado)

Cowboy Coffee

Juneteenth (June 19th, or Emancipation Day)

Texas Butter

Bullwinkle District

God’s Waiting Room

Grapefruit League (Grapefruit Circuit, Grapefruit Loop)

SoBe (South Beach)

SoFi (South of Fifth Street)


Six-Shooter Coffee


“Houston, we have a problem”

Texas Two-Step (dance)

Texas Hold ‘Em

Texas Turkey (armadillo)

Flowerpots (baked Alaska)

Texas Stop Sign (Dairy Queen)

Texas Stop

Texas Tuxedo

Texas Martini (or Mexican Martini)

Texas U-Turn (Texas Turnaround)

Texas Tacks (thorns)

“You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas” (Davy Crockett)

Margarita (cocktail)

“Texas—It’s Bigger Than France”

“Poor New Mexico! So far from heaven and so close to Texas”

Texas Hot Weiners (Texas Weiners, or Texas Wieners)

Texas Room (family room)

“Agree with me on 9 of 12 issues, vote for me. Agree on 12 of 12, see a psychiatrist” (Ed Koch)

“There’s nothing in the middle of the road except yellow stripes and dead armadillos”

“If English was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for Texas”

“Texas is paradise for men and dogs, but hell for women and horses”

“No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in session”

“No Brag, Just Fact”

“Keep Austin Weird”

“Texas Friendly Spoken Here”

“Texas: It’s Like a Whole Other Country”

“We’re Texas” (University of Texas at Austin)

“We’re Here For You, Texas” (Texas Mutual Insurance Company)

“Live Large. Think Big” (Dallas slogan)

“The Sky’s the Limit” (Midland slogan)

America’s Team (Dallas Cowboys)

Silicon Prairie

Silicon Hills (Austin nickname)

Hell Paso (El Paso nickname)

“I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City” (1969)

Panther City (Fort Worth nickname)

Hustle Town or Hustletown (Houston nickname)

Tornado Alley

“Here Everything’s Better” & “HEB-ing” or “Hebbing”

“Where the West Begins” (Fort Worth slogan)

“Texas: Wide Open for Business”

Cowtown (Fort Worth nickname)

“Texas Stadium has a hole in the roof so God can watch his favorite team” (D. D. Lewis)

Liberty Cup (Columbia vs. Fordham)

Hipster Express (L train nickname)

City of Champions (Duncanville nickname)

Sparkling City by the Sea (Corpus Christi nickname)

Joy of Sake

Feast With Famous Faces

Remax Ballunar Liftoff Festival (Houston)

“Where Shopping Is a Pleasure” (Publix)

“Florida—The Rules Are Different Here”

“Gateway to Discovery” (or “Gateway to the Moon”)

“Florida—Land of Newlyweds and Nearly Deads”

Texas Riviera (Texas Gulf Coast)

Oleander City (Galveston nickname)

Magnolia City (Houston nickname)

Screwston (Houston nickname)

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