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.

Recent entries:
“The longest drum solo was 10 hours, 26 minutes & was performed by the child sitting behind me…” (4/12)
“Mondays are now ‘Taco Tuesday Eve’ until further notice” (4/12)
“Golden retrievers don’t retrieve gold” (4/12)
“Some people aged like fine wine. Me? I aged like milk. I got sour and chunky” (4/12)
“I’m going to be real pissed if I get my shit together and the world ends” (4/12)
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Buffalo: Peanut Sticks

Arabic Amenity (hotel tray of dates, dried fruit and nuts)

Astoria Borealis (Astoria, Queens + Aurora Borealis)

Puppy Chow (cereal snack)

Muddy Buddies (cereal snack)

Monkey Munch (cereal snack)

Reindeer Chow (cereal snack)

Seafood Delight (seafood platter)

Mongolian Beef

Imperial Chicken

New York State grows many apples (suggested in 1988)

Lousy Line or Lousy Local (L or LL subway line)

Crab Imperial

Gym Shoe Sandwich (Jim Shoe Sandwich)

“DeKalb Avenue, change here for the ‘B’ as in boy, the ‘D’ as in dog …”

Concourse Crawler or Concourse Creeper (C or CC subway line)

Elmhurst Earthworm (E or EE subway line)

Good Gosh (G or GG subway line)

Rosh Hashanna Rocket (R or RR subway line)

The Beast (2 subway line)

“What do you call a guy in a soup pot?"/"Stu.”

“I work in a paper factory, where my responsibilities are twofold”

Buddha’s Delight or Buddhist Delight (vegetarian dish)

Chive Box or Chive Pocket (Jiucai Hezi)

Zoo Lots Avenue (New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn)

Stinky Tofu (chòu dòufu)

“Exercise? I thought you said extra rice”

“Exercise? I thought you said extra rice”

Kaya Toast

Three Yellow Chicken (San Huang Ji)

“Best friends pho-ever”

BGT Sandwich (bacon, goat cheese and tomato)

Grilled Pizza

Wonton Egg Drop Soup

Triple Crown or Mandarin Triple Crown (Chinese dish of shrimp, beef and chicken)

Green Jade Scallops

New York’s Proudest (TLC enforcement officers)

New York’s Best (EMS paramedics and EMTs)

New York’s Finest (police officers)

New York’s Bravest (firefighters)

New York’s Strongest (sanitation workers)

New York’s Boldest (corrections officers)

New York’s Brightest (teachers)

“A sign for a strip club during the day: ‘Sorry, we’re clothed‘“

Green Jade (broccoli, string beans and snow peas)

Green Jade Chicken

Cloud Around the Moon (Chinese dish of king crabmeat, scallops and lobster)

Grasp at Good Luck (Chinese dish of shredded chicken with carrots)

Four Precious Jewels (Chinese dish of shrimp, scallops, crab meat and beef)

Double Wonder or Double Wonders (Chinese dish of chicken and shrimp)

TBM (tomato, basil and mozzarella)

Gate-to-Plate ("From farm gate to dinner plate")

Ghost Chicken (Gu Jji or Guiji)

Granny’s Potatoes or Grandma’s Mashed Potatoes (Laonai Yangyu)

Ants Climbing a Tree (Ma Yi Shang Shu or Mayishangshu)

“Does McDonald’s Serve Cheese Burgers?” (math mnemonic)

“Does McDonald’s Sell Cheese Burgers?” (math mnemonic)

“Does McDonald’s Sell Cheese Burgers?” (math mnemonic)

Lucky Family (Chinese dish)

“King Henry Died Unexpectedly Drinking Chocolate Milk” (metric mnemonic)

“King Philip Came Over For Good Spaghetti” (taxonomy mnemonic)

“King Henry Doesn’t Usually Drink Chocolate Milk” (metric mnemonic)

“King Henry Died By Doing Crystal Meth” (metric mnemonic)

“King Philip Came Over For Good Soup” (taxonomy mnemonic)

“Dear King Philip Came Over For Good Spaghetti” (taxonomy mnemonic)

“Dear King Philip Came Over For Good Soup” (taxonomy mnemonic)

Thousand Layer Cake (Spekkoek)

Sistine Chapel of Comic Strip Art (Overlook bar)

Cadillac of Burgers (P.J. Clarke’s bacon cheeseburger)

Vatican of Saloons (P. J. Clarke’s nickname)

“The Texas legislature should meet two days every 140 years”

Maitre D’ess (female maitre d’)

Lion’s Head Meatballs

Jianbing (Chinese crepes)

Thai Iced Tea (Cha Yen)

“That’s yacht racing”

Pizza Rat

Staten Island Pizza Rats (Staten Island Yankees nickname)

“I have ice in my veins” (cool under pressure)

“We go hard” (Brooklyn Nets slogan)

“Play stupid games, win stupid prizes”

“A machine learning algorithm walks into a bar…” (bar joke)

Tonkatsu (Japanese pork cutlet)

Yakitori (Japanese skewered chicken)

Hotteok (Korean sweet pancake)

Takoyaki (Japanese octopus ball/dumpling)


Katsudon (tonkatsu + donburi)

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pizza)


Tonkatsu Sauce

Mee Krob or Mi Krop (Thai noodle dish)

Chicken Katsu (Torikatsu or Tori Katsu)

Torikatsu or Tori Katsu (Chicken Katsu)

Tom Yam or Tom Yum (Thai soup)

Panko Chicken

Flavor Town (Flavortown)

Canajoharie: Flavor-Town (nickname)


Boxing Mecca (Madison Square Garden nickname)

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