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.

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Gordita

Antojitos ("little whims” or Mexican appetizers/snacks)

Huaraches (sandal- or shoe-shaped Mexican appetizers)

Tlacoyo

Larrupin’ (Larruping; Larapin; Larapen; Larepin)

“Texas does not…simply have indigenous dishes. It proclaims them” (Alistair Cooke)

Salbutes

Cajeta

Mollete

Molotes (Oaxacan “cigars")

Frankenfence (border wall nickname)

Garnachas

Botana (Botana Platter/Botanas Platter; Botana Plate/Botanas Plate)

Gringa (tacos al pastor; salsa gringa)

Stacked Enchiladas (Enchiladas Chatas) or Mounted Enchiladas (Enchiladas Montadas)

Biscochitos or Bizcochitos (anise seed cookies)

Tlayuda or Clayuda (Oaxacan “Mexican pizza")

Vitamin T (tequila and/or tortillas, tacos, tamales, tostadas, tortas, tlacoyos, tlayudas)

Vitamin G (grease)

Turkey Manhattan & Roast Beef Manhattan

Coyotas

Enganchadoras (female “grabbers” or people smugglers)

Envueltos (tortilla “envelopes")

Texile (Texas Exile)

Tejolote (stone pestle)

Pellizcada ("pinched” tortilla appetizer)

Bocoles

Basque Barbecue (Basque Barbeque)

Buck nun (bachelor)

Skunk Egg (onion)

Mixiote

Texas Trash (chocolate-covered candy)

“Defining deviancy down” (Daniel Patrick Moynihan)

“You Can Smell Our Pits From Miles Away” & “I Got Sauced at the Lick” (The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que)

Snake on Stilts (tall, thin person)

Slider or Slyder (mini-hamburger)

Chicharrones (pork cracklings)

BIC (Bronx Irish Catholic)

Elena Ruz Sandwich (Elena Ruiz Sandwich; Elena Ruth; Marie Elena; Cuban Turkey Sandwich)

Suicide Alley (I-35 lower deck in Austin)

South Dallas (North Austin nickname)

Elephant Ears (pastry)

Gingerbread City (Waxahachie nickname)

Memela (appetizer)

Milanesa

SoHell (South of Hell’s Kitchen)

Hellsea (Hell’s Kitchen + Chelsea)

Hell’s Kitchenette

Hell’s Pantry

ProHo (Prospect Heights)

NoChe (North of Chelsea)

Hamptons West (Far Rockaway)

Rockapulco (Rockaway Beach)

Texas Brush Popper

Sissy Burger (hamburger with mayonnaise and without ketchup or mustard)

Hamburger with mustard and without ketchup (Cowboy Burger; Texas Burger)

Yankee Burger (hamburger with ketchup)

“Eat Beef—The West Wasn’t Won on Salad”

Green Chile Burger/Green Chile Cheeseburger (Green Chili Burger/Green Chili Cheeseburger)

“None of the hits, all of the time” (91.7 KVXR-FM, student radio at UT-Austin)

Tosc-Mex or Tusc-Mex (Tuscany, Italy + Tex-Mex cuisine)

“The blackest land and the whitest people” (Greenville, Hunt County, TX)

Veggie Confetti or Vegetable Confetti (Veggie Confetti Taco; Veggie Confetti Chili)

Tequila Chicken or Tequila Lime Chicken (Chicken Tequila)

Margarita Chicken (Chicken Margarita)

Sunset Capital of Texas (Oasis restaurant on Lake Travis, Austin)

LoCo (Lower Congress Avenue, Austin)

Vietnamese Fajitas (Bo Nuong Xa)

Taco Short of a Combination Plate ("not all there")

“Gal reminds me of the highway between Fort Worth and Dallas. No curves.” (Foghorn Leghorn)

Painted Desert Soup (black bean soup + corn chile chowder)

Tex-Mex Mile or Mexican Food Mile or Taco Row (South First Street, Austin)

Southwestern Crab Cakes (Southwest Crab Cakes)

“Come on ice cream!” (post-jalapeƱo-eating saying)

Mexican Food Shit (Mexican Shits; Taco Shits; Screamers)

Chicken Fried Shrimp

Counterfeit Triangle (Canal Street area)

Concrete or Blizzard (frozen dessert)

Wop Salad

“The cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy” (Al Smith)

Texas Two-Step (Primary & Caucus voting; Primacaucus; Primaucus; Primacus; Caucumary; Caucary)