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:
“You can’t tax your way to prosperity. You can’t bomb your way to security. And you can’t ban your way to liberty” (4/21)
“You can’t bomb your way to security” (4/21)
“You can’t bomb your way to democracy” (4/21)
“You can’t ban your way to freedom” (4/21)
“If you can’t expose crime in the government, you don’t really have a government. You have a dictatorship…” (4/21)
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Jalapeño Chicken (Chinese restaurant recipe)

Cup Cake (Cupcake)

“We’re from here” (Frost Bank slogan)

“If God isn’t a Longhorn, why is the sunset burnt orange?”

“It’s a good book, but everyone gets killed in the end” (Pete Gent on Dallas Cowboys playbook)

“Politics is like football. You must be smart enough to play, dumb enough to think it’s important”

Hi Sign (Hidy Sign; One-Finger Wave; Medina Wave; Texas Finger Wave)

Texpatriate (Texpat)

“Bugled to Jesus” (to die)

Border Buttermilk (tequila sour)

Jalapeño Pie

“Onward Thru the Fog” or “Onward Through the Fog” (Oat Willie’s of Austin)

Cannibal Sandwich (“hamburger in the raw” or “beef tartar”)

Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Toasted Cheese Sandwich)

Tequila Sour (cocktail)

Coyotes (“wolves of the border” immigration smugglers)

“Veritas Liberabit Vos” (SMU motto)

Chokelahoma (Oklahoma nickname)

Mobilehoma (Oklahoma nickname)

Jokelahoma (Oklahoma nickname)

Yokelhoma or Yokelahoma (Oklahoma nickname)

Okrahoma (Oklahoma nickname)

Oil Bowl (Maskat Oil Bowl at Wichita Falls)

Tea-sipper or Teasipper; Tea-sip or Teasip (University of Texas at Austin student nickname)

Astor House Rolls; Roast Beef “a la Astor House”

“It’s been one hell of a party” (Larry McMurtry’s “Lonesome Dove”)

Big Auger

Mr. Bojangles (person and song title)

“Need no teef to eat my beef” (House Park Bar-B-Que, Austin)

“Did you know the Missouri Pacific Railroad is mentioned in the Bible?” (railroad joke)

“Texas fries everything but ice cream” (Edna Ferber)

Texas Adultery Law (lawyer joke)

Steak Fingers (Steakfingers)

Jalapeño Cream Cheese

Iced Tea

Iced Tea

Tailgate Party or Tailgate Picnic (Tailgating)

Venison Chili (Deer Chili; Deer Meat Chili)

Texas Tarragon (Mexican Mint Marigold)


Frings (French Fries + Onion Rings)

Hippie Sandwich (Hippie Burger)

Southwest Salad or Southwestern Salad (Southwest Chicken Salad or Southwestern Chicken Salad)

Southwest (Southwestern)

Cowboy Cut (Cowboy Ribeye Steak; Cowboy Rib Steak)

Cowboy Cut (jeans)

Mop Sauce (Mopping Sauce; Moppin’ Sauce)

Soppin’ Sauce (Sopping Sauce; Sop Sauce; Moppin’ & Soppin’ Sauce; Mop & Sop Sauce)

Western Sandwich (Denver Sandwich; Denver Omelet)

Texas Bilingual Lawyer (lawyer joke)

Texas Lawyer Hunting (lawyer joke)

Manhattan Sandwich (similar to Denver Sandwich/Western Sandwich)

“I ate so much okra I slid out of bed!” or “I couldn’t keep my socks up!”

“You can tell who’s winnin’ by who’s whinin’” (Ross Perot)

“At GM, you form a committee on snakes, then hire a consultant…” (Ross Perot)

Mello Roll or Mell-O-Roll (“Up your hole with a Mello Roll!”)

Sorority Sauce (ranch dressing)

Wet Burrito (Burrito Enchilada Style)

“72 hours later, you’re hungry again” (joke about eating deli food)

Okratini (Okra + Martini)

Frickles (fried pickles)

Loose-Meat Sandwich

Fried Pickles (Fried Dill Pickles; French Fried Pickle Slices)

Fry Sauce (French Fry Sauce; French Fries Sauce)

“It always rains at the end of a long dry spell” (weather joke)

“Native foreign food” (Waverly Root on “Tex-Mex”)

Texas Hibachi

“Tougher than a two-dollar steak”

Fried Green Tomatoes (Green Tomatoes Fried)

Green Chili Burrito “Saddle Style”

Real. East Texas. Living. (Longview slogan)

“Bevo. It’s what’s for dinner.” (anti-UT Longhorn slogan)

Washeteria (Washateria; Washiteria)

North of Ordinary (Denton slogan)

“I’ll sign anything except bad legislation” (Kinky Friedman)

Giant Side of Texas (Lubbock slogan)

Pasture Pickles (jalapeño & cheese stuffed steak fingers)

Chicken Peppers

“When every other land rejects us, this is the soil that freely takes us” (“Texas” folk etymology)

“Light as air, stronger than whiskey, and cheap as dirt” (barbed wire)

“If you can’t take their money…and vote against them, you don’t belong in the legislature”

Pinky Friedman (pink cocktail named after Kinky Friedman)

Texas Bloody Mary (cocktail)

“Food, People, Heart & Soul” (United Supermarkets slogan)

“Dr. Pepper - Good for Life”

Cheese Fries (Chili Cheese Fries; Jalapeño Cheese Fries)

“Remember the à la mode!” (pie à la mode)

Texas Bruschetta

Texas Lemonade (Texas Limeade)

“Lust in the Dust” (overly romantic western movie)

“King of Beverages” (Dr. Pepper slogan)

Show Me City (Missouri City slogan)

“Red or Green (or Christmas)?” (red sauce, green sauce, or half-red and half-green chile sauce)

“Where friends meet to eat” (Kincaid’s Hamburgers slogan)

Suicide Circuit (rodeo)

Holy Trinity (onions, celery, bell peppers in Louisiana cuisine)

Barbecue Crabs (BBQ Crabs)