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 17, 2018
“Do you know what’s on the menu? Me-n-u”

"Do you know what’s on the menu? Me-n-u”—that is, “me and you”—is a pickup line that has been printed on many images. “Me-N-U Luncheon” was printed in a 1940 newspaper. “Pepsi-Cola’s on the menu. (me-n-u, get it?)” was a slangy advertisement that appeared in many newspapers in 1942.

“Compliments of creepy pickup line guy: Know what sounds good? It’s on the menu. Yeah, its me-n-u, baby” was posted on Twitter on December 5, 2009.


23 May 1940, Carroll (IA) Daily Herald, “Social Calendar,” pg. 4, col. 6:
Me-N-U Luncheon. Mrs. Edward Bromert.

24 April 1942, Daily Northwestern (Evanston, IL), pg. 5, col. 3 ad:
“SHAKE A SHANK, ZOMBIES! THE JOY BOYS ARE TAKING US SHIN-CRACKING AND PEPSI-COLA’S ON THE ME AN’ YOU. NO WOOFIN’!*
*ENGLISH TRANSLATION
This dilly is giving the hurry-up sign to tell her girl friends because the boys are taking them dancing and Pepsi-Cola’s on the menu. (me-n-u, get it?) Just the thing for a college man’s budget, too.

10 February 1962, Battle Creek (MI) Enquirer and News, “Church Events,” pg. 6, col. 7:
Me-N-U, dinner, 6:30 p.m., in Parish House.

24 February 1965, The Daily Home News (New Brunswick, NJ), pg. 33, col. 2 classified ad:
WAITRESS—Experienced. 6 days. No Sun. Apple in person Me-n-u Luncheonette, 427 Main St., Metuchen.

25 April 2005, Evening News (Edinburgh, Scotland), “Bagging a vital title in shop name game” by Julia Horton, pg. 18:
7. ME-N-U
Owner Maria Angelini gave a whole new meaning to putting yourself on the menu with this play on words at her Bruntsfield cafe,

in Leven Street. Maria says: “It took me a wee while to come up with it. I was thinking about the word menu and then just thought of putting in a couple of hyphens to make it read me and you as well.”

Twitter
Goetz
@GoetzMehroxoff
Replying to @sweetlilsister
@sweetlilsister hey sweet thang! what’s on the menu for me-n-u? hahaha B)
11:57 AM - 16 Aug 2009

Twitter
Libby Lu
@wibbywoowho
Compliments of creepy pickup line guy: Know what sounds good? It’s on the menu. Yeah, its me-n-u, baby.
10:59 AM - 5 Dec 2009

24 May 2013, The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA), “Scramblez starts the morning off right” by Pamela Bieri, pg. 8:
For Riehle, a real estate professional, having his own restaurant has long been a dream. Mercer had a small catering venture in Idyllwild he called Me-N-U, and said the two “started Scramblez on a whim.”

Twitter
Pickup Lines!
@pickupIines
Know what’s on the menu? Me-n-u.
7:50 PM - 2 Apr 2014

Facebook
Slim Albaher
December 6, 2014 ·
Want to know what’s on the Menu ?
Me-n-u #CornyPickUpLines

Facebook
Waffle House
October 2, 2015 ·
Whats on the menu? Me ‘N U!

Reddit—Pickuplines
clever response to “you know whats on the menu? ME-N-U” (self.pickuplines)
submitted April 16, 2018 by TreyTheCow
COMMENTS
teddystan
“sounds good, can I have one of those with a date on the side?”

Twitter
Analain 💧
@marie_analain
You know what’s on the MENU? It’s Me-N-U — pass HAHAHAHAHA https://curiouscat.me/marie_analain/post/529438794?1529292398
11:26 PM - 17 Jun 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 • Permalink