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 19, 2013
Eggcellent (egg + excellent)

"Eggcellent” (egg + excellent) is a frequently used word joke whenever eggs are mentioned. “They are egg-cellent” was cited in print in 1870—one of at least two newspaper citations of “eggcellent” for this year.

Similar food terms include “bravocado” (bravo + avocado), “fermentastic” (ferment + fantastic) and “lobsterrific” (lobster + terrific).

2 June 1870, Monticello (IA) Express, pg. 1, col. 5:
We warrant his next sermon was eggcellent; he not only peeped but crowded in the discourse.

15 November 1870, The Critic (Washington, DC), “Critic Gossip,” pg. 4, col. 4:
Canned eggs are the latest preserved fruit. They are egg-cellent.

17 November 1878, The Daily Gazette (Kalamazoo, MI), pg. 2, col. 5:
An Eggcellent Joke.

OCLC WorldCat record
The eggcellent egg fun book.
Author: Peter Eldin; Ant Parker
Publisher: Hippo, ©1992.
Edition/Format: Book : Juvenile audience : English

OCLC WorldCat record
An “eggcellent” adventure : from nest to market.
Author: California Egg Commission.
Publisher: Upland, Calif. : California Egg Commission, 1996.
Edition/Format: VHS video : VHS tape Visual material : English
Summary: This video provides basic information about the egg, such as: how many eggs the average hen lays, how many eggs the average American consumes, how eggs are graded, stored and so on.

Urban Dictionary
Instead of saying ‘excellent’, ‘great’ or ‘fantastic’ when you are referring to:
Say ‘eggcellent’ you will ALWAYS get a laugh
John - “That bird just shat on me”
You - “Eggcellent”

by justaboutdonewithyourbutt Jan 24, 2007

OCLC WorldCat record
50 eggcellent egg-free breakfast recipes : because people with egg allergies deserve a good ...
Author: Randi Lynn Milward
Publisher: [S.l.] : Publishamerica Inc., 2009.
Edition/Format: Book : English

Food Republic
Jun 19, 2013 9:01 am
This Is The Best Food Vine Ever. Now Have An Eggcellent Morning
Meet Vine master Ian Padgham

By Matt Rodbard
I’m not sure how I found Ian Padgham’s highly original collection of Vine videos, but boy are they some of the best I’ve ever stumbled upon. It doesn’t hurt that Padgham, a trained artist and former associate at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, now works at Twitter in the video department (where Vine was seemingly invented).

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Permalink