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 September 28, 2018
“I came, I ate, I conquered”

“Veni, vidi, vici” is Latin for “I came, I saw, I conquered.” “I came, I ate, I conquered” is a food version.

“I CAME, I ATE, I CONQUERED” was published in a restaurant advertisement in The Missoulian (Missoula, MT) on June 4, 1999. “I came I ate I conquered. From chicken wings to chicken sandwich” was posted on Twitter by Luc Castera on February 26, 2009.


Wikipedia: Veni, vidi, vici
“Veni, vidi, vici” (Classical Latin: [ˈweːniː ˈwiːdiː ˈwiːkiː]; Ecclesiastical Latin: [ˈvɛni ˈvidi ˈvitʃi]; “I came; I saw; I conquered") is a Latin phrase popularly attributed to Julius Caesar, who supposedly used the phrase in a letter to the Roman Senate around 46 BC after he had achieved a quick victory in his short war against Pharnaces II of Pontus at the Battle of Zela. The phrase is used to refer to a swift, conclusive victory.

4 June 1999, The Missoulian (Missoula, MT), pg. E16, col. 2 ad:
The Vinnie, Vinnie Veggi
I CAME, I ATE, I CONQUERED
Mushrooms, onions, tomato’s, green peppers, sunflower seeds, Swiss & monterey jack, lettuce & sauce.
$4.10
STAGGERING OX

Twitter
Luc Castera
@luccastera
I came I ate I conquered. From chicken wings to chicken sandwich.
11:13 PM - 26 Feb 2009

Twitter
Rodney McCarty
@rdssssmac
I came, I ate, I conquered… Brisket and spare ribs.... And sweet potato pie…
10:12 PM - 3 Mar 2009

Twitter
Robyn Eckhardt
@EatingAsia
Blogging ‘I Came, I Ate, I Conquered’ http://bit.ly/kbEqf
9:15 AM - 25 May 2009

College Tourist
Cultural Experience | Europe
I Came, I Ate, I Conquered

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Twitter
Luis M. Chavez
@lmc2094
I came, I ate, I conquered. Very pleased to have made it on @Fatburger’s wall of fame for their XXXL Challenge!
12:19 AM - 23 Sep 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, September 28, 2018 • Permalink