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.

Recent entries:
“Somewhere between a donut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
“Somewhere between a doughnut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP47 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP46 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP45 (7/13)
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Red River Rivalry (Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners)

Fried Coke

City of Brotherly Love (summary)

“I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!”

BigApple2BigEasy (BABE) car rally

“Houston—The Real Texas”

“Houston’s Hot”

Texas Leaguer (Texas League Hit)

Texas Tower (a radar tower)

Texas Strawberries (beans; jalapenos; shelled corn)

Culinary Alley

Harbor District

Texas Cakewalk (a hanging)

Texas Pea Sheller

Texas Cucumber (banana squash; hot pepper; watermelon)



Windsor Stew

Texas Scramble (scrambled egg and other dishes)

Texas Scramble (golf)

“We invented Texas Hold ‘em, but we can’t play it here” (Kinky Friedman)

Texas Ranger Nine-Bean Soup

“Eyes of Texas” Salad

“He couldn’t hit a bull in the butt with a banjo”

“Quicker than you can spit and holler ‘Howdy!’”

Banner State (Texas nickname)

Jumbo State (Texas nickname)

Hot Hamburger

San Jacinto Corn

Dinosaur Wine (oil)

“If God had wanted Texans to ski, He would have given them mountains”

Popo (Pissing Off a Police Officer?)

Brazos River Catfish Stew

“Wild as an acre of snakes”

“Horse high, bull strong, and pig tight” (qualities of a Texas fence)

“Only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule, or a cook”

“He ain’t fit to tote guts to a bear”

SoCo (South Congress Avenue, Austin)

“Bigger than Dallas” (“Bigger ‘n Dallas”)

Katy Kornettes

Pedernales River Chili (LBJ recipe)

Texas Popcorn (fried okra; stuffed jalapeƱos)

Hopkins County Stew

Prairie Fire (hot hors d’oeuvre)

Prairie Fire (Tabasco and tequila cocktail)

West Texas Sunset (cocktail)

Texas Potatoes

Texas Manhattan (cocktail)

Texas Ranch Beans

Dobe (also Dobie, Doby) Biscuit

Slang Jang (Slangjang)

Lone Star Showdown (Texas Longhorns vs. Texas A&M Aggies)

“Eyes of Texas” (University of Texas alma mater)

Breakfast Burrito; Breakfast Taco

Migas (crumbs)

Texas Hash

Wetback (Wet Back)



Texas Millionaires (cookies)

Nacho (Nachos)

Bowl of Red (chili)

“West of the Pecos there is no law; West of El Paso there is no God”

“Hotter Than a Stolen Tamale;” “Hotter Than a Fur Coat in Marfa”

“Gun control means a steady aim”