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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Entry from June 25, 2005
Taste of Chinatown
The "Taste of Chinatown" is a recent event. It was held in 2004 and 2005 and appears that it will be held annually. It features mostly Chinese food, of course.

http://www.explorechinatown.com/Gui/Special.aspx?Page=TOC2006A
Taste of Chinatown - Spring 2006
When: Saturday, April 22, 2006, rain or shine
Where: Mott, Mulberry, Baxter, Bayard, Pell, Doyers and Mosco Streets
Getting There: 6, J, M, N, Q, R, W, Z to Canal St station
Hours: 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Admission: $1.00 and $2.00 a plate

http://www.explorechinatown.com/gui/Special.aspx?Page=TOC2005
When: Saturday, April 23, 2005
Where: Mott, Baxter, Mulberry, Bayard, Pell, Doyers Streets (between Canal & Worth Streets)
Getting There: 6, J, M, N, Q, R, W, Z to Canal St station
Hours: 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Admission: Free
Phone: 212.653.9141
Rain Date: April 30, 2005

http://www.awib.org/content_frames/TasteofChinatown05.html
Taste what Chinatown has to offer! Over 50 restaurants, bakeries, tea houses, and specialty shops will offer $1.00 tasting plates on Saturday, April 23, 2005 from 1:00PM to 6:00PM .
Sample dishes which have made Chinese cuisine the favorite world wide and marvel at the selections from Canton, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Gorge on delicacies from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Japan, all in one afternoon.

Our tasting stations are spread across the heart of Chinatown, on Mott, Mulberry, Baxter, Bayard, Pell, and Mosco. Every street leads to delicious discoveries so tour the entire Taste of Chinatown route and stop by each station to get the full breath of tempting offerings. Compare over a dozen different types of noodles from homemade egg to flat rice, sautéed with your favorite ingredients. Spend the afternoon hunting for the perfect dumpling or go on a whirl wind dim sum tour and get a true appreciation for the wide variety of offerings whether it be steamed, baked, sautéed or fried. To expand your repertoire of what is Asian food, don't forget to taste more unusual dishes like vegetarian snails and meatball congee.

At $1.00 a plate, what more could you ask for?

Posted by Barry Popik
Food Festivals • (0) Comments • Saturday, June 25, 2005 • Permalink