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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 09, 2020
“I’m allergic to food. I break out in fat”

"I’m allergic to food. I break out in fat” is a jocular food saying that has been printed on many images.


Newspapers.com
12 April 1974, News-Herald (Port Clinton, OH), “Jottings off the Cuff” by Ray G. Sperber, pg. 12, col. 2:
Our “incredible reader” writes that she’s allergic to food, she breaks out in fat.

Google Books
Successful Dieting Tips
By Bruce Lansky
Deephaven, MN: Meadowbrook Press
1981
Pg. 68:
Or, “I’m allergic to food. It makes me break out in fat.”

Newspapers.com
24 February 1988, Pensacola (FL) News Journal, “UFO sightings beam interest” by Mark O’Brien, pg. 1D, col. 1:
SIGN OF THE TIMES: On a button: “I’m allergic to food. I break out in fat.”

Google Books
Eat These Words:
A delicious collection of fat-free food for thought

By Michael Cader with Debby Roth
New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers
1991
Pg. 76:
I’m allergic to food. Every time I eat it breaks out in fat.
JENNIFER GREENE DUNCAN

Google Books
Lose Weight and Stay Slim:
Secrets of fad-free dieting

By Eve Cameron
Oxford, UK: Infinite Ideas
2005
Pg. 172:
‘I’m allergic to food. Every time I eat it, I break out in fat.’
JENNIFER GREENE DUNCAN

Twitter
milk
@miilkkk
Im allergic to food, I break out in fat.
8:18 PM · Oct 25, 2012·Twitter for Android

Google Books
Quotable Quotes:
Great Sayings Of The Great People

By Kimberly Brian
EWJ Publishing via PublishDrive
2018
Pg. ?:
“I’m allergic to food. Every time I eat it breaks out into fat.”
Jennifer Greene Duncan

Twitter

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Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
#Caturday
("I’m allergic to food. I break out in fat.” is shown with a picture of a fat cat.—ed.)
1:42 PM · Jul 11, 2020·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, July 09, 2020 • Permalink