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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Enchanted Media

Babka (Bobka)

Sugar Rush (Sugar High)

Black Bottom Cake (Black Bottom Pie)

Black Bottom (dance)

Chiffon Pie

Generation Greed (Generational Theft)


“If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?”


Loose Hamburger (Loose Burger; Loose Coney; Coney Hamburger; Coney Island Hamburger)

Gracie Mansion Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Alphabet Soup

“Gather those rosebuds”

“If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys”

“The better the view, the worse the food”

“I never eat in a restaurant that’s over a hundred feet off the ground and won’t stand still”

Chump Change

Stress Test


“Fat is flavor’ (“Fat equals flavor”)

“Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder”


“It is harder for a poor man to enter the United States Senate than for a rich man to enter Heaven”

“When in doubt, throw it out” (food spoilage rule)

“You can’t eat decor”

“Trillion is the new billion”

“It’s just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor one”


“No one wants to eat in an empty restaurant”

“Vote with their feet”

Boston Iced Tea (iced tea with cranberry juice)

Street Food

“Taxes have consequences”

“Burnt is just another flavor”

“Women cook, men grill”

“Like white on rice”

“Pea soup and jonnycake make a Frenchman’s belly ache”

Oyster and Artichoke Soup (Artichoke and Oyster Soup)

Goonion (goon + labor union)

Totchos (tater tots + nachos)

Potachos (potato chips + nachos)

Mexican Standoff

Blue Chip

Father of the Texas Panhandle (Charles Goodnight; George Tyng)

Cattalo or Catalo or Cattelo (cattle + buffalo)

“That’s why they make vanilla and chocolate ice cream” (i.e., people have different tastes)

Meatball Sandwich (Meatball Hero; Meatball Sub; Meatball Grinder; Meatball Hoagie)

Bully Pulpit

“America is great because she is good”

Kosher Nostra (Jewish Mafia)

Great Walk Way (Broadway without vehicular traffic)

AG (Attorney General or Aspiring Governor)

“Tough times don’t last, tough people do”

“If you see a Swiss banker jumping out of a window, follow him” (Voltaire?)


“We will serve no swine before its time” (low-and-slow cooking)

Beer Belly

Rockefinger or Rockefeller Salute (Nelson Rockefeller’s middle finger gesture)

Gelato District


Coors Field East or Coors East (New Yankee Stadium nickname)

Petco Park East or Petco East (Citi Field nickname)

Bandbox (Bronx Bandbox=New Yankee Stadium)