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 April 04, 2019
“Spice—the fennel frontier”

"Space—the final frontier” is a the famous opening line to the Star Trek science fiction television series. “Spice—the fennel frontier” is a joke that has been cited in print since at least 2010, when it was the title of a Manhattan Cocktail Classic lecture by Tad Carducci.

“Spice: The Fennel Frontier” was posted on Reddit—Punny on June 4, 2017. “Spice ...the fennel frontier” was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on April 4, 2019.


Wikipedia: Fennel
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean but has become widely naturalized in many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks.

It is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb used in cookery and, along with the similar-tasting anise, is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe. Florence fennel or finocchio is a selection with a swollen, bulb-like stem base that is used as a vegetable.

Wikipedia: Where no man has gone before
“Where no man has gone before” is a phrase made popular through its use in the title sequence of the original Star Trek science fiction television series, describing the mission of the starship Enterprise. The complete introductory speech, spoken by William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk at the beginning of each episode, is:

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before!

This speech began every episode of the series except the two pilot episodes: “The Cage” (which preceded Shatner’s involvement) and “Where No Man Has Gone Before”.

Twitter
The Drinking Time
@thedrinkingtime
Great seminar this Thursday in Dupont Circle - Spice: The Fennel Frontier by Tad Carducci.  Follow the link to… http://bit.ly/awGfq2
7:59 AM - 21 Apr 2010

Twitter
Snooth
@Snooth
Also, so much love for the people who named their MCC session “Spice: The Fennel Frontier”
10:31 AM - 10 May 2010

Socially Superlative
Manhattan Cocktail Classic – Spice: The Fennel Frontier
By Yvonne | May 19th, 2010 | Categories: Food and Beverage
Spice: The Fennel Frontier
I attended Tad Carducci’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic lecture called “Spice: The Fennel Frontier”(held at Astor Center Wines) immediately after spending the afternoon at the Veggie Pride Parade. I had to transition from hearing people dressed as carrots and pea pods talk about horrendous factory farming to learning about the confluence of herbs and cocktails. It was a relief to intellectualize about ingesting sans bringing animal abuse into the discussion. Cocktails, unlike many of the things we eat, involves only sugar and spice and everything nice.

“Spice: The Fennel Frontier” enabled me to boldly go into a type of lecture room where I had never gone before. All attendees had their own sinks; a fully equipped kitchen was located at the front of the room. I realized that attending a lecture about drinking constitutes college student heaven.

Twitter
Thyme Growers Assoc.
@thymegrowers
Spice: The Fennel Frontier. :  submitted by /u/followthekoala[link] [comments] #funny #jokes #humor #oneliner
3:14 AM - 4 Jun 2017

Reddit—Punny
Posted by u/followthekoala June 4, 2017
Spice: The Fennel Frontier.
COMMENTS
JustHereForTheBacon
Fennel is an herb

blackbishop16
Fennel seed is a spice, and fennel is a vegetable.

JustHereForTheBacon
Fair enough

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/zubbs99 April 4, 2019
Spice ...
the fennel frontier.
COMMENTS
yeahwellokay
These are the voyages of the starship Endives.

Twitter
3AM
@3AM_Jokes
Spice ...... the fennel frontier.
10:12 PM - 4 Apr 2019

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