A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 18, 2020
“In Texas we salt margaritas, not sidewalks”

A margarita cocktail is often served in a glass with a salted rim. A cold climate area might use salt on sidewalks and roads to prevent icing. “We salt margaritas, not sidewalks” (or “In Arizona/Florida/Texas we salt margaritas, not sidewalks") is a saying that has been printed on many images.

“@peterkingMMQB Understand the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas—ed.) road criticisms, but if we wasted our salt on the roads, we wouldn’t have any left for margarita glasses” was posted on Twitter by Richard Grantvedt on February 6, 2011.

The “salt” saying became popular in Florida advertisements made for cold weather areas in December 2013 and January 2014. “@VSPC Toronto campaign: ‘We Salt Margaritas, Not Sidewalks.’ ‘That’s 19 million impressions in the dead of winter,’—@VSPC’s D.T. Minich” was posted on Twitter by Jamal Thalji on November 13, 2013. “St Petersburg Clearwater @VSPC ad at Ogilvie: We salt margaritas, not sidewalks. #iNeedSun” was posted on Twitter by Virginia Lee on January 10, 2014. “In Florida, we salt Margaritas not Sidewalks. http://fb.me/3AdkerFmU” was posted on Twitter by frankendread on January 25, 2014.

“‘In Arizona - we salt margaritas not sidewalks’ LOL smile” was posted on Twitter by Calie Waterhouse on February 4, 2014. “In Arizona we salt margaritas not sidewalks” was posted on Twitter by 5DubAz later on February 4, 2014.

“In Texas we salt margaritas, not sidewalks” was posted on Twitter by Gerry Fluharty on March 4, 2014. “IN TEXAS WE SALT MARGARITAS, NOT SIDEWALKS” (Shown on a restaurant sign.—ed.) was posted on Twitter by El Arroyo on February 22, 2019.


Wikipedia: Margarita
A margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice often served with salt on the rim of the glass. The drink is served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita), or without ice (straight up). Although it has become acceptable to serve a margarita in a wide variety of glass types, ranging from cocktail and wine glasses to pint glasses and even large schooners, the drink is traditionally served in the eponymous margarita glass, a stepped-diameter variant of a cocktail glass or champagne coupe.

Twitter
Richard Grantvedt
@rgvett
@peterkingMMQB Understand the DFW road criticisms, but if we wasted our salt on the roads, we wouldn’t have any left for margarita glasses
1:17 PM · Feb 6, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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Jamal Thalji
@jthalji
.@VSPC Toronto campaign: “We Salt Margaritas, Not Sidewalks.” “That’s 19 million impressions in the dead of winter,”—
@VSPC’s D.T. Minich
4:50 PM · Nov 13, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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Shelley Rossetter
@SRossetter
Attention @stephaniewang MT @jthalji @VSPC Toronto campaign for Visit St. Pete/Clearwater: “We Salt Margaritas, Not Sidewalks.”
5:01 PM · Nov 13, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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Surf Shack
@SurfShackspb
Here is Florida we use salt for our Margaritas… not our roads! #ilovestpetebeach http://fb.me/1vJLbgV5L
2:29 PM · Dec 11, 2013·Facebook

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Virginia Lee
@VirginiaALee
St Petersburg Clearwater @VSPC ad at Ogilvie: We salt margaritas, not sidewalks. #iNeedSun
6:55 PM · Jan 10, 2014·Photos on iOS

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Sara McElmurry
@s_mcelmurry
Evil ad for #Florida vacations spotted in #chiberia: “we salt margaritas, not sidewalks.” hmmm
10:17 AM · Jan 24, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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Salty Soul Foundation
@SaltySoulFL
In Florida, we salt our Margaritas, not Sidewalks.
VISIT FLORIDA
http://facebook.com/troprockblog http://fb.me/6uNdyqHFs
8:58 PM · Jan 25, 2014·Facebook

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frankendread
@Frankendread
In Florida, we salt Margaritas not Sidewalks. http://fb.me/3AdkerFmU
9:01 PM · Jan 25, 2014·Facebook

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Jennifer Chang
@jnchang
I miss the days when we used salt for margaritas and not roads. #texas #polarvortex
9:57 AM · Jan 28, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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Tybee Joy
@TybeeJoy
We don’t salt our roads in winter...we salt our Margarita glasses!  #TybeeIsland http://fb.me/6lCwisVAG
12:54 PM · Jan 29, 2014·Facebook

Twitter
Linds
@Spin_from_Linds
Replying to @B_in_SC
@B_in_SC @HolyCitySinner Salt on an SC road?  We use salt to rim our margarita glasses.
9:57 AM · Jan 30, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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Calie Waterhouse
@CWaterhouse
“In Arizona - we salt margaritas not sidewalks” LOL smile
12:55 PM · Feb 4, 2014·Twitter Web Client

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5DubAz
@JablesBee
In Arizona we salt margaritas not sidewalks
4:58 PM · Feb 4, 2014·Twitter for Android

Newspapers.com
5 February 2014, Tampa Bay (FL) Times, “FROM ICE ... TO NICE: Harsh winter weather makes Tampa Bay travel ads tempting, officials say” by Jamal THaiji, pg. A1:
“We salt margaritas, not sidewalks,” said one particular subway ad draped in snow outside a Canal Street station in New York City’s Chinatown.

Twitter
moumita chickita
@eeniemomo
They sand the roads when it snows in Texas. Like beach sand. I guess people want to save the salt for the rim of our margarita glasses.
3:36 PM · Feb 6, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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Gerry Fluharty
@wherethejobsr
In Texas we salt margaritas, not sidewalks.
3:16 PM · Mar 4, 2014·Twitter Web Client

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ShellyS
@Shells62
Everyone knows I will always be a Texan.  In Texas, we salt our margaritas, NOT our sidewalks!!
5:57 PM · Sep 4, 2014 from Mentor, OH·Twitter for iPad

Women.com
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Jun 27, 2018
(...)
In Florida, we salt Margaritas. Not sidewalks.

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Jul 02, 2018
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“In Arizona we salt margaritas, not sidewalks.” -Unknown

Twitter
El Arroyo
@ElArroyo_ATX
Happy National Margarita Day!! $2 House Margaritas All Day Tropical drink#ElArroyoATX #ElArroyoSign https://ift.tt/2E5TyBK
IN TEXAS WE SALT MARGARITAS, NOT SIDEWALKS (Shown on a sign.—ed.)
2:02 PM · Feb 22, 2019·IFTTT

Patch (Tucson, AZ)
Love Arizona? Check Out These 10 Arizona-Themed Holiday Gifts
If you’re struggling to come up with gift ideas for friends and family, Patch’s Tucson and Phoenix 2019 holiday gift guide can help.

By Sharon Hess, Patch Staff
Verified Patch Staff Badge
Dec 5, 2019 4:02 pm MT | Updated Dec 6, 2019 9:19 am MT
(...)
Humorous Tucson Souvenir T-Shirt: With cuts for men and women, this funny T-shirt says, “Tucson, Arizona: Where we salt margaritas, not sidewalks.” It’s available in 10 colors including purple, slate, black, olive, orange and many others.

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Fresh Aire at Kings Crossing
@atKingsCrossing
In Florida,
we salt Margaritas,
not sidewalks.
#SaturdayMotivation #FloridaSunSand #TheSunshineState
8:59 AM · Mar 28, 2020·Twitter Web App

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P. Brennan
@Perryo
Replying to @realDonaldTrump
“In Arizona we salt margaritas, not sidewalks.”
1:41 PM · May 5, 2020·Twitter Web App

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Whole Meat Dog
@PedantDog
Replying to @Boerneman @jkaboyd2 and @TexasTribune
Exactly.
Took me 4 years to save up the money and find a job here. I love it.  Affordable housing, great food, no income tax, very diverse, fascinating history and all round great people.
In Texas we put salt on our margaritas, not our roads!
4:17 PM · Jun 18, 2020·Twitter for Android

(Trademark)
Word Mark "SAN DIEGO, WHERE WE SALT OUR MARGARITA GLASSES NOT THE ROADS”
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 043. US 100 101. G & S: Hotel and restaurant services
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85215538
Filing Date January 12, 2011
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition May 24, 2011
Owner (APPLICANT) Rosolino, Nancy INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 4412 Muir Ave San Diego CALIFORNIA 92107
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date February 20, 2012

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