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 15, 2018
“Summer is the season when a man thinks he can cook better on an outdoor grill”

"Summer is the season when a man thinks he can cook better on an outdoor grill than his wife can on an indoor stove” is a jocular saying that has been cited in print since at least 1995. Authorship is unknown.


Google Books
20,000 Quips & Quotes
By Evan Esar
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books
1995, ©1968
Pg. 180:
Summer is the season when a man thinks he can cook better on an outdoor grill than his wife can on an indoor stove.

22 July 1995, Daily Globe (Ironwood, MI), pg. 63 (?) ad:
Summer is the season when a man thinks he can cook better on an outdoor grill than his wife can on an indoor stove.

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Mike Folsom
@MikeF_says
“Summer is the season when a man thinks he can cook better on an outdoor grill than his wife can on an indoor stove.”
9:31 PM - 21 Feb 2009

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Steve Roye
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Summer is the season when a man thinks he can cook better on an outdoor grill than his wife can on an indoor stove. ~ Anonymous
6:51 AM - 4 Aug 2015

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✳ ♥Russell Shrabon ♥ ✳
@russellshrabon
Summer is the season when a man thinks he can cook better on an outdoor grill than his wife can on an indoor stove.. 😄😄😄
4:00 AM - 20 Feb 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, April 15, 2018 • Permalink