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 March 27, 2017
“Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky—and a dog to eat the rare steak”

"Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak” is a quote from American talk show host and comedian Johnny Carson (1925-2005) that has been printed on several images. Carson wrote in his book, Happiness is ... a Dry Martini (1965):

“[Happiness is...] A rare steak and a bottle of whisky—and a dog to eat the rare steak.”


Wikipedia: Johnny Carson
John William “Johnny” Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American talk show host and comedian, best known for his 30 years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy’s 1980 Governor’s Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993.

OCLC WorldCat record
Happiness is ... a dry martini Author: Johnny Carson; Whitney Darrow
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1965.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

9 January 1966, Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Larry Wolters’ Gag Bag,” Magazine, pg. 41, cols. 1-3:
A few wry excerpts from Johnny Carson’s book, “Happiness Is a Dry Martini:”
(...)
A rare steak and a bottle of whisky—and a dog to eat the rare steak.

Google Books
101: Everything You Need To Know About Whiskey
By Bob Lipinski
BookBaby
2014
Pg. ?:
Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak.”
(Johnny Carson, 1925–2005, American television host and comedian)

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“Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whiskey, & a dog to eat the rare steak.”
― Johnny Carson
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3:52 PM - 27 Mar 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, March 27, 2017 • Permalink