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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American Chop Suey

Falafel or Felafel

Texas Crud

Oyster Nachos

Tunnel of Fudge Cake


Infinity Apple (GreeNYC symbol, 2007)

Charro Beans (Frijoles Charros; Frijoles a la Charra; Cowboy Beans)

Cowboy Beans

Submarine Sandwich (Sub Sandwich)

“The days of wine and roses are over” (Gov. Hugh Carey)

“Show us your shoes!” (San Antonio Battle of Flowers Parade cry)

Chopped Liver

Boula-Boula (Boula Soup; Boula Gratinee)

Lobster Fra Diavolo (Shrimp Fra Diavolo)

Firecracker Applesauce

Latkes or Latkas (potato pancakes)

Red Taco

Outer Boroughs

Señorita Special (Señorita Plate; Señorita Platter)

Leap Year Capital of the World (Anthony slogan)

Best Little Town in Two States (Anthony, TX & Anthony, NM)

Halfway House or Half-Way House (Anthony nickname)

Texas Horseshoes (Washer Pitching; Washer Tossing; Redneck Horseshoes; Hillbilly Horseshoes)

Sauerkraut Bend (King William Street, San Antonio)

Puffer or Kartoffelpuffer (potato pancakes)

Chow Mein Sandwich; Chop Suey Sandwich

Penis Motel & “So Close Yet So Far Out” (Austin Motel)

Fried Onion Burger (Onion Fried Burger; Onionburger)

Southwest Burger (Southwestern Burger)

Bear Mountain Compact (Tappan Zee Bridge Rule)

Cajun Fries

The Jews’ Highway (Williamsburg Bridge)

Hell’s Bedroom

People’s Roadway (Queensboro Bridge bike and pedestrian path)

Pizza Slice Joke (“Make six slices, I can’t eat eight”)

SoMa (South of Macy’s)

Forever (F subway line)

“What time is it?”/“Do you mean right now?” (Yogi Berra)

Surfboard Pizza

Football-Shaped Pizza (Football Pizza)

Deep-Dish Pizza (Chicago-Style Pizza)

Spaldeen (Spalding High-Bounce Ball)

Chinese Handball

Box Ball (Boxball)

Punchball (Punch Ball)

Friendly City (Austin nickname)

Big Friendly (summary)

“Big Apple” (song by Kajagoogoo, 1983)

“Alderman, your saloon is on fire!”

Forty Thieves

Boodle Board (Board of Aldermen)

Chinese Burrito or Chinese Taco (Moo Shoo Pork or Moo Shu Pork or Moo Shi Pork)

Sermon on the Mound (Pope delivering Mass at Yankee Stadium)

Johnny-on-a-Pony (Johnny-Ride-a-Pony)

Stoopball (Stoop Ball)

“The Company You Love to Hate” (Con Edison)

The City of Opportunity (Seagoville slogan)

Touch Football

Cowboy Philosopher

Top of Texas (Pampa slogan)

Quinceañera (Quince Años)

Spaghetti and Meatballs (Meatballs and Spaghetti)

Bulgogi Burger (Bulgoki Burger)

Southwestern Vegetable Soup (Southwest Vegetable Soup)

Chinese Pepper Steak

Venice of America (San Antonio nickname)

“They who drink of the San Antonio River will return”

“Those whom the gods love they let live in Texas”

Texas flag only one at same height as U.S. flag (urban legend)

Peel Noodles or Knife-Cut Noodles or Knife-Sliced Noodles (Dao-xaio-mian)

Texas Hollywood (movie studio/theme park in Spain)

Spaghetti Western (Chili Western; Green Chile Western)

Spaghetti Bowl (Gulf Coast pipeline system)

Paleta (Mexican popsicle)

Chicken Chili

Old Sparky (electric chair)

Death Belt (death penalty states of the South)

Smiley Face