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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Hot Dogs at Baseball Games

“Most Dangerous Place” (between a politician and a camera or microphone)

“Most Dangerous Place” (between Senator Phil Gramm and a camera or microphone)

Frozen Margarita (cocktail)

Texas T-Shirt (disposable toilet seat cover)

Fan (sports enthusiast)

Nookies (deep-fried chocolate chip cookies)

Deep-Fried Cookie Dough (Deep-Fried Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough)

“If you cut Alaska in half, Texas is the third largest state”

“You can get any politician to vote for anything if you buy him a big enough steak”

“As goes South Texas, so goes the U.S. crop”

“Your grasshoppers (kangaroos) are bigger than ours” (Texas-Australia size joke)

Morir SoƱando (“To die dreaming” Dominican drink)

City of Hate (Dallas nickname)

Subway Warts

Coco Bread

“Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made”

“Three men in a room”

The Planet (Brooklyn)

“New York’s legislature is the most dysfunctional in the nation” (Brennan Center)

Algonquin Cocktail

Texas Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala)

Mexican Po’boy Sandwich or Mexican Poor Boy Sandwich (Torta)

Gateway to Success (Corinth slogan)

Birthplace of Texas Ranching (Goliad slogan)

“The national arms are covered with glory” (Ignacio Zaragoza, after the battle of Cinco de Mayo)

Jalapeno Bottle Caps (Jalapeno Bottlecaps)

Asylum Street (Guadalupe Street nickname in Austin)

Plattsburgh: Michigan Hot Dog

Black Monday; Black Tuesday; Black Thursday; Black Friday (Wall Street stock declines)

Thundering Herd & We, the People (Merrill Lynch nicknames)

On the Border by the Sea (Brownsville slogan)

Supermarket (Super Market)

“Trick or Treat” (“Trick or Treat for UNICEF”)

Texas Chowder (Texas Clam Chowder)

Southwestern Pimm’s Cup (cocktail)

MGM (Merrill Lynch + Goldman Sachs + Morgan Stanley)

Clam Digger & Mussel Sucker (City Island terms)

Texas Goat Sauce

Texas Tapenade

NoMa (Northern Manhattan)

German Broadway or German Boulevard (East 86th Street in Yorkville)

Bohemian Boulevard or Bohemian Broadway (East 72th Street in Yorkville)

Hungarian Boulevard or Hungarian Broadway (East 79th Street in Yorkville)

MaNo (Manhattan North)

Upstate Manhattan (Washington Heights & Inwood)

Hurricane Cocktail (Hurricane Punch)

Boudain or Boudin (Boudain Balls or Boudin Balls)

“First, you make a roux…”

Cowboy Roux (Water Roux)

God’s Gravy (natural juices)

Texas Celery (cardoon)

XIT City (Dalhart nickname)

“When Wall Street sneezes, the rest of the world catches pneumonia” (“When America sneezes…”)

“Wall Street got drunk” (George W. Bush)

Stubway (shortened version of a longer proposed subway line)

Ruthville (Yankee Stadium right field bleachers)


Chicken Cone (ACL Fest food from Hudson’s on the Bend)

Big Mikan (summary)

Small drinking village with a large fishing problem (San Leon & Flour Bluff unofficial slogan)

Greenhorn (green Texas Longhorn)

Portocrat (bureaucrat from the Port Authority)

Sunny San Leon (San Leon nickname)

Texas Kool-Aid or Texas Cool-Aid (cocktail & wine & Crown Royal nickname)

Texas Rattlesnake (cocktail)

Texas Sweat (cocktail)

Texas Apple Delight (cocktail)

Texas Pink Cloud (cocktail)

Goldmine Sacks or Goldmine Sachs (Goldman Sachs nickname)

“Sell on Rosh Hashanah, buy on Yom Kippur” (Wall Street adage)

“Buy when there’s blood in the streets” (Baron Rothschild in 1871)