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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Chile con Carne

American Riviera

H-Town (Houston nickname)

“Life’s too short to live in Dallas”

“Summer on Yams, Winter on Yankees” & “Three seasons—orange, vegetable and invalid”

“Miami Beach is where neon goes to die” (Lenny Bruce)

Little Havana (Miami) & Little Havana on the Hudson (Union City, New Jersey)

Cigar City (Tampa nickname)

SoFlo (South Florida)

Derby Daiquiri (and Derby Daiquiri Pie)

Key Lime Pie

African Diaspora Film Festival & African Diaspora Summer Film Series

Florida Room

Grits and Grunts

Hush Puppies

“Florida—Land of Good Living”

“World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” (Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators)

“Go east until you smell it, south until you step in it” (Texas directions)

Q: Why doesn’t Texas fall into the Gulf of Mexico? A: Because Oklahoma sucks!

“Texas—You can see farther and see less than any place on earth”

Chalupa

Texas Champagne (hot sauce)

Live Music Capital of the World (Austin nickname)

Panchos

Texas Crabgrass or Texas Crab Grass (a spinach and crabmeat dish)

Big Apple Triple (thoroughbred racing)

“How many Aggies/Texans does it take to eat an armadillo?”

Texas Caesar Salad

Texas Wedge (golf putter)

“Hoover Hog,” “Poor Man’s Pig,” “Poverty Pig” (armadillo nicknames)

“Welcome to Texas—Now Go Home” & “Beautify Texas—Put a Yankee on a Bus” (bumper stickers)

Texas Torpedo (stuffed jalapeños)

Texas Sunshine (citrus-ade)

Texas Tumbleweeds (snack)

Texas Cow Chips

Cowboy Cookies (Laura Bush’s Governor’s Mansion Cowboy Cookies)

Cowboy Caviar (bean dip)

Texas Philly (sandwich)

Texas Toothpick (onion and jalapeño strips)

“Remember the Alamo!”

Texas Panhandle (or, Texas Pan Handle)

Guacamole

“My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos” (Merc.-Venus-Earth-Mars-Jupiter-Sat.-Uranus-Nept.)

Corn Dog (or Corndog or Corny Dog)

Drive-In

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