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 January 12, 2019
Grasp at Good Luck (Chinese dish of shredded chicken with carrots)

"Grasp at Good Luck” is a Chinese-American restaurant dish found on many menus in the section “special health and diet menu.” ”Grasp at Good Luck ... $7.25 Shredded chicken with carrots, snow peas, bamboo string and rice noodles” was printed in the Daily Chronicle (DeKalb/Sycamore, IL) on June 30, 1996.


30 June 1996, Daily Chronicle (DeKalb/Sycamore, IL), pg. 2, col. 1 ad:
Grasp at Good Luck ... $7.25
Shredded chicken with carrots, snow peas, bamboo string and rice noodles.
(Food Star Chinese Restaurant, 131 South 4th Street, DeKalb.—ed.)

28 January 1997, Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, PA), pg. 14, col. 1 ad:
Grasp at Good Luck ... $7.00
Shredded chicken w/carrots, snow peas, bamboo shoots & transparent noodles
(Yong Hao Buffet, Valmont Plaza, West Hazleton.—ed.)

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Dinner: spicy chicken, rice, broccoli, beef, crabmeat dumplings, grasp at good luck, fortune cookie, vegetables http://twitpic.com/fxcrx
9:45 PM - 30 Aug 2009

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“I’d like a large order of double happiness with a pint of grasp at good luck”
7:27 PM - 15 Dec 2009

23 April 2010, The Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville, TN), advertising supplement:
Grasp at Good Luck ... 7.25
Chicken w. carrots, snow peas, bamboo string bean & rice noodles
(No. 1 Chinese, 1790 Tiny Town Road, Suite C, Clarksville, TN.—ed.)

Bao’s Kitchen (West Haven, CT)
Grasp at Good Luck $7.95
Shredded chicken with carrots, snow peas, waterchestnuts, bamboo strings & rice noodles

Cathay Gourmet (Richmond, VA)
Grasp At Good Luck 10.45
Shredded chicken with carrots, snow peas, bamboo strings, & rice noodle.

Lin’s Kitchen (Eastport, NY)
Grasp At Good Luck 11.50
Shredded chicken w. carrots, snow peas bamboo strings & rice noodles.

Main Moon Chinese Restaurant (Linden, NJ)
Grasp at Good Luck $9.90
Shredded chicken w/ carrot, snow peas, bamboo shoots, cucumber & rice noodle.

Ming Moon (Middletown, RI)
Grasp At Good Luck 9.75
Shredded chicken with carrots, snow peas, bamboo strings.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, January 12, 2019 • Permalink