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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Ponche Navideño or Ponche de Navidad (Mexican Christmas Punch)

“Dollars to doughnuts”

Brisket Taco

Mambo Taxi (cocktail)

Mexican Cranberries (cranberries + jalapeños)

Black Russian (cocktail)

White Russian (cocktail)

Poverty Pimp (Povitician)

Origin of “Canuck” (“Johnny Canuck”) - summary

Charlotte Russe

“How to make a small fortune on Wall Street” (start with a large one)

“Money doesn’t grow on trees” (financial proverb)

“Buy land—they ain’t making any more of it”


Pad Thai (Phad Thai)

Kung Pao Chicken (Kung Po Chicken)

“Wise old owl” poem

Honest Politician (when bought, stays bought)

“Time in the market is better than timing the market” (Wall Street adage)

Eighth Wonder of the World (compound interest)

Yoyos or Yo-Yos (Mexican pastries)

“Never ask a barber if he thinks you need a haircut” (business proverb)

“The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent” (Keynes?)

“Wall Street indexes predicted nine out of the last five recessions” (Paul Samuelson)

“What’s black and white and read all over?” (newspaper riddle)

“Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” (newsboy shout)

Texas Trifecta (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio/Austin)

Tamalada (tamale-making party)

Javelina or Jabalina or Javalina or Mexican hog (collared peccary)

“You can’t push a string” (economics adage)

Triple Witching Hour/Day (Quadruple Witching Hour/Day)

City Chicken

Widow-and-Orphan Stock (Widows’-and-Orphans’ Stock)

“Waiting for the other shoe to drop” (business idiom)

Happy Hour

“It takes money to make money” (“You’ve got to spend money to make money”)

“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime”

Garlic Knots (Pizza Knots)

White Pizza

Quant or Quant Jock (quantitative analyst)

Cheftestant (chef contestant)

Greasy Spoon (“dirty spoon” restaurant)

Blue Plate Special

Nooch (nutritional yeast)

Meat and Three (Meat and Two)

FHB (Family Hold Back); MIK (More In the Kitchen)

Wish Sandwich

Training Table

Boardinghouse Reach (Boarding House Reach)

“Here’s how!” & “Here’s looking at you!” (drinking toast)

Wishbone (Wish Bone; Wishing Bone)

Pully Bone or Pullybone (Pulley Bone or Pulleybone; Pulling Bone; Pull Bone)

Surf and Turf (Surf ‘n’ Turf)

Beef and Reef (Reef and Beef)

Land and Sea (Land ‘N Sea)

“Eat crow”

Spinach and Artichoke Dip (with tortilla chips)

Mocktail (non-alcoholic cocktail)

Egg Foo Young (Egg Foo Yung; Egg Fu Young; Egg Fu Yung)

Duck Sauce (Chinese Duck Sauce)

Chinese Popcorn (Sweet & Pungent Shrimp)

Chef Salad (Chef’s Salad)

Junk Food

Mixed Grill

Yale (cocktail)

Coffee Break

Dark Thirty (Zero Dark Thirty; Oh Dark Thirty; 0 Dark 30; 0 Dark 100)

Tin Roof Sundae

Buffalo Sundae

“Make a federal case (out of it)”

Girl-inside-cake (bachelor party surprise)

Matzah Ball Soup (Matza Ball Soup; Matzoh Ball Soup; Matzo Ball Soup)

Chicken Noodle Soup

Senegalese Soup

Mongole Soup (Potage Mongole; Purée Mongole; Creme Mongole)

Quiche (Quiche Lorraine)

“Money in the bank” (financial saying for a “sure thing”)

Pink Lemonade

Tuna Noodle Casserole

“Eternity is a ham and two people/Eternity is two people and a ham” (Irma Rombauer/Dorothy Parker?)

Oyster Bar

Vodka Sauce (Penne alla Vodka; Rigatoni alla Vodka)

EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

Stoup (stew + soup)

Monte Cristo (sandwich)

Ants on a Log (Bugs on a Log)

Oyster Stew (Christmas Eve Oyster Stew)

Croque Monsieur (Croque Madame)


Seafood Diet (“Whenever I see food, I eat it”—Tommy Lasorda?)

Clambake (Clam Bake)


Naked Sushi or Body Sushi (sushi served on a naked person “platter”)

Teriyaki (Teriyaki sauce)

Shrimp Cocktail or Prawn Cocktail (Shrimp Cocktail Sauce)