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 July 31, 2014
Seven Course Meal (includes six pack of beer)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google News Archive
29 November 1971, The Daily Item (Sumter, SC), “Tigers Add Eighth Course To Menu” by Mac McLeod, pg. 3B, col. 1:
COLUMBIA—A seven course meal for a Clemson man may consist of a six pack and a possum, but Saturday the Tigers added an eighth course to the menu: fried chicken.

Google News Archive
22 May 1975, Reading (PA) Eagle, “Potatoes come back to American menus” by Nick Moser, pg. 21, cols. 3-4:
I think what has helped the potato industry is that noted seven-course meal: A boiled potato and a six-pack.

Google News Archive
15 September 1975, Florence Times - Tri-Cities Daily (Florence, AL), “Barbs,” pg. 4, col. 4:
Our tipsy neighbor has a seven-course dinner almost every night—a six-pack and a hard-cooked egg.

Google News Archive
15 June 1976, Rome (GA) News-Tribune, “Barbs” by Phil Pastoret, pg. 11, col. 3:
They have seven-course dinners at the ball park—a six-pack plus a hot dog.

Google News Archive
9 September 1977, The Citizen (Ottawa, ON), “Justice officials examine cultures” by Gary Bouey, pg. 2, col. 4:
‘What’s a seven-course Ukrainian dinner?”

“A six pack and a kolbasa sausage.”

Google News Archive
14 September 1978, Nevada (MO) Daily Mail, “Barbs” by Phil Pastoret, pg. 6, col. 8:
Our neighbor’s somewhat befuddled idea of a seven-course dinner is a six-pack and a pickled egg from the bar.

Google News Archive
21 December 1978, (Bowling Green, KY), “Barbs,” pg. 4-B, col. 1:
Our neighbor’s idea of a seven-course dinner is a six-pack and a pretzel.

Google News Archive
9 May 1979, Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette, “Southern Haute Cuisine: The 6-Pack’s the Easy Part” by Wayne King (New York Times News Service), pg. 35, col. 2:
DURHAM, N.C.—Even in the best parts of the south, those where a seven-course dinner is still a possum and a six-pack, a good critter is hard to find.

Google News Archive
26 September 1979, St. Petersburg (FL) Independent, “Your Husband’s Cookbook: 13-Course Irish Banquet Includes 6-Pack” by Mike McGrady, pg. 16-D, col. 1:
The question: “What’s a seven-course banquet in Ireland?” The answer: “A boiled potato and a six-pack.”

Google News Archive
14 December 1987, The Evening News (Newburgh-Beacon, NY), “Household hints from Al: Heloise, eat your heart out” by Al Starkweather, pg. 6A, col. 1:
Naturally, one should try for a balanced diet, which does not mean a seven-course barbecue, er, a hot dog and a six-pack.

Urban Dictionary
Irish seven-course dinner
a six pack and a potato, also known as an Irish seven-course meal or an Irishman’s gourmet delight
by adam_before_eve September 10, 2005

Urban Dictionary
seven course meal
What an Irishman calls a 6 pack of beer and a boiled potato.
by frainslug April 03, 2007

Urban Dictionary
Irish Seven Course Dinner
A six pack of beer and a sandwich
Hey Mick, give me an Irish seven course dinner and leave out the sandwich.
by alfinn September 08, 2008

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, July 31, 2014 • Permalink

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