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:
“Somewhere between a donut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
“Somewhere between a doughnut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP47 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP46 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP45 (7/13)
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Purple Cow (grape soda float)

BILF (bacon or burger variant of MILF)

Twecipe (Twitter recipe)


“Everything but the squeal”

Yum (Yum-Yum; Yummy; Yumptious; Yum-O)

Shirley Temple (non-alcoholic cocktail)

Cary Grant (cocktail)

Chevon (goat meat)

“Go the whole hog”

“Hill of beans” (idiom)

Mamie Taylor (cocktail)

“A watched pot never boils”


Sling (Singapore Sling)


Glatt Kosher

Pareve (Parve)

City of a Thousand Mounds (Austin nickname)

Smokra (okra with smoked paprika brine)

“An apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze”


California of Texas (Clyde nickname)


“Let’s do lunch”

Bandwich (sandwich provided for a band)

Green Giant (Condé Nast building at 4 Times Square)

“Everything but the oink”

“Buy with bread, sell with cheese” (wine saying)

“We campaign in poetry, but when we’re elected we’re forced to govern in prose”

“The oldest word in politics is ‘new’”

Tortilla Chip

“Remember the tea-kettle—though up to its neck in hot water, it still sings”

“Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea”

Corn Chip (Fritos)

Texas Road Fairy

Kosher Style

“The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice”

“Is it bigger than a breadbox?”

“Politics stops at the water’s edge”

Sodom South (Greenwich Street between Carlisle and Rector Streets)

God’s Dorm (St. Ann’s Church facade and NYU dorm)

Synagondo (synagogue + condo)

Green Fairy or Green Lady (absinthe nickname)

Sam Hill

One-Hour Fuel (dry weeds and grass)

Down Home Cooking

“Why did the skeleton go to the BBQ?”/“He needed some spare ribs!”

The Shack (police reporters area)

“High taxes don’t redistribute income, they redistribute people”

“What’s worse than finding a worm in your apple? Finding half a worm!”

Baked Apple (New York City with legalized marijuana)

Cocktail Franks (Cocktail Weiners; Cocktail Wieners; Cocktail Weenies)

Georgia Ice Cream (grits)

Toddy (Hot Toddy)

Arugulance (arugula + arrogance)

“A woman’s place is in the kitchen”

“Chocolate milk comes from brown cows” (“Chocolate milk comes from chocolate cows”)

Gourmonster (gourmet/gourmand + monster)


“I scream for ice cream” (“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream”)

Bronx Vanilla (garlic)

Bacontrepreneur (bacon + entrepreneur)

New York City’s Official Apple Proposal—Newtown Pippin (2009)

“And nobody got hurt!”

“In the weeds”

Radio (tuna fish sandwich)

Bankster (banker + gangster)

Top Banana & Second Banana

Waldorf Hysteria (Waldorf-Astoria Hotel nickname)

“Shut up, Brooklyn”

Ladies’ Night