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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Beer Can Chicken

Salsa Picante (Picante Sauce)

Ensalada de Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Salad)

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”

Pinto Bean


Golden Westerner Cake (Amber Westerner Cake)

Margarita Pie

Sam Houston White Cake

Texas French Toast

Monkey Bread

Chess Pie

Texas Deep-Fried Turkey

Pan de Polvo or Polvoron/Polvorones (Mexican Wedding Cookies)

Adobo Sauce

Texas Bean Dip

Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe (urban myth)

“Gently resisting change since 1872” (Gruene slogan)

Highway of Death (Texas State Highway 195)

“Black/Dark as midnight under a skillet”

Texas has four seasons: Drought, Flood, Blizzard and Twister

“Just so you know, we’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas” (Dixie Chicks)

Roundagon (Hilton Austin Airport nickname)

Flash Flood Alley

Barbecue Capital of Texas (Lockhart nickname)

Texas Blessing

“Texas could exist without U.S., but U.S. can’t exist without Texas” (Sam Houston)

“The opera ain’t over until the fat lady sings”

“Live Strong” (Lance Armstrong Foundation)

“Come Early; Be Loud; Stay Late” (Longhorns slogan)

“Rode hard and put away wet”

“Dance with the one who brung you” (Darrell Royal)

Frijoles Refritos (refried beans)

God’s Big Acre (Texas nickname)

Bowl of Blessedness (Will Rogers on chili)

Soup of the Devil (Devil’s Soup) (=chili)

French Fried Potatoes (Paris, Texas myth)


Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World (Athens nickname)

Pancake Capital of Texas (Hawkins nickname)

Mushroom Capital of Texas (Madisonville nickname)

Big Tex

Strawberry Capital of Texas (Poteet nickname)

Shade Tree Mechanic

Cajun Capital of Texas (Port Arthur nickname)

Deer Capital of Texas (Llano nickname)

BBQ; Bar-B-Que; Q

“That dog won’t hunt” (LBJ)

“I don’t have a dog in that fight”

Watermelon Capital of Texas (Hempstead) & Seedless Watermelon Capital of Texas (Knox County)

Peach Capital of Texas (Parker County nickname)

Citrus Capital of Texas (Weslaco nickname)

Catfish Capital of Texas (West Tawakoni)

Crawfish Capital of Texas (Mauriceville nickname)

“The Legend Continues” (Galveston slogan)

Pecan Capital of the World (San Saba); World’s Largest Pecan (Seguin)

Hamburger & Fletcher Davis of Athens, TX (“Original Home of the Hamburger”?)

Bed and Breakfast Capital of Texas (Jefferson nickname)

Outdoor Capital of Texas (Buda nickname)

Brown Santa

Alligator Capital of Texas (Anahuac nickname)

Vetch Capital of the World (Cooper nickname)

Square Dance Capital of the World (McAllen nickname)

Hippo Capital of Texas (Hutto nickname)

Bois d’Arc Capital of Texas (Commerce nickname)

Rodeo Capital of Texas (Mesquite nickname)

Birding Capital of East Texas (Mineola nickname)

Storyfest Capital of Texas (George West)

Tortilla Chips and Salsa (State Snack)

Chocolate Chip Muffin (State Muffin?)

Pan de Campo (State Bread)

Chiltepin (State Native Pepper)

Texas Bowl


Tamal (Tamale)

Sopaipilla (Sopapilla)

Strudel (State Pastry)

Red Grapefruit (State Fruit)

Confederate Heroes Day

Mural Capital of Texas (Breckenridge nickname)

Texas Twist or Texas Tornado or Country Boy (three-card monte scam)

Chile con Queso (Chili con Queso)

Chili Burger; Chili Dog

Alambres (Mexican Shish Kebab)

Rat Cheer (“right here”)

“You realize that asphalt has a liquid state” (Texas heat joke)

“The cows are giving evaporated milk” (Texas heat joke)

Gobbledygook (Maury Maverick WWII term)

“Trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be shot again” (property sign)

“Please do not shoot the piano player. He is doing his best”

JalapeƱo Jelly

Spur Capital of Texas (Gatesville nickname)

Texas Horned Lizard Capital of the World (Kenedy nickname)

Pump Jack Capital of Texas (Electra nickname)

Sunflower Capital of Texas & Crossroads of Texas (Hearne nickname)

Volunteer Capital of Texas (Comal County nickname)

Dinosaur Capital of Texas (Glen Rose nickname)

“Hello, sucker!” & “Give this little girl a big hand!” (Texas Guinan)

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