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 June 18, 2017
“Save water. Drink champagne”

"Save water. Drink champagne” is a jocular champagne saying that has been printed on many images. The saying has been cited in print since at least 2008.

Google Books
Facebook: on s’y retrouve
By Eric Delcroix and Alban Martin
Paris: Pearson Education France
Pg. 144:
SAVE WATER… Drink champagne !

Oriol Lladó‏
Hi ha una campanya al facebook que diu ‘Save water… drink champagne’. El tema de la sequera és seriós, però mai hem de perdre la ironia!
2:54 AM - 27 Feb 2008

Juliana Wallauer‏
Finalmente conseguiram me conscientizar para causas ambientais. Aderi à campanha: Save water… Drink champagne!
6:54 AM - 17 Dec 2008

“save water, drink Piper Heidsieck Champagne”, die Hyve is echt briljant.
7:23 PM - 26 Jan 2009

Daily Mail (London, UK)
‘Save water, drink champagne’: Tory student guide for Cambridge freshers ridiculed for being elitist
UPDATED: 09:47 EDT, 9 October 2009
Most students need pointers on how to cook pot noodles, but not Cambridge University freshers, according to a Tory student guide.

The handbook, issued by Cambridge University Conservative Association (CUCA), was ridiculed today for offering tips on where to find the best champagne and how to tie a bow tie.
Headlines such as ‘Save Water: Drink Champagne’ are featured in The Bright Blue Freshers’ Guide.

9 October 2009, The Guardian (London, UK), “Comment & Debate: Diary: We are all in this together. But in what? In the champagne? In the money?” by Hugh Muir, pg. 37:
“Save water, drink champagne!” is the clarion call. Just a joke, says the association, taken to task. That’s funny. And revealing?

26 February 2010, The Guardian (London, UK), “Diary: Van Rompuy may be dull but he can spot a chancer. Step forward Farage and dodgy friends” by Hugh Muir, pg. 31:
?Finally, they are a funny lot in the Cambridge University Conservative Association. For what do they do when they are not handing out advice such as “save water, drink champagne” or sending fictitious emails to their Labour counterparts?”

Google Books
The First Dazzling Chill of Winter:
Collected Stories

By Nicholas Hagger
Alresford, Hants, UK: John Hunt Publishing Ltd
Pg. ?:
I talked with Simon and suddenly Edith Small was standing beside me in a pink apron which said: “Save water, drink champagne.”

Itziar Enfedaque‏
“SAVE WATER. DRINK CHAMPAGNE” #etlittlethingsquotes #quotes #quoteoftheday https://www.instagram.com/p/BVgBpzGD9Tr/
7:05 PM - 18 Jun 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, June 18, 2017 • Permalink