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 15, 2022
“Where is Beirut?"/"At the opposite end of a bay leaf.”

Beirut (the capital of Lebanon) should not be confused with “bay root,” but there are jokes.

“Q: Where is Beirut? / A: At the opposite end of a bay leaf. #WorstJokeEver” was posted on Twitter by 𝕯𝖆𝖓𝖓𝖞 𝖂𝖎𝖊𝖗 (𝄢🎸☕) on March 4, 2012. “Is Beirut the opposite of a bay leaf?” was posted on Twitter by Mitch Grussing on January 2, 2015.

“Bay leaves come from Beirut” was posted on Twitter by coke ︻デ═一 berry on August 6, 2021. “Where do Bay Leaves come from? Beirut (bay root!)” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on June 15, 2022.


Wikipedia: Bay leaf
The bay leaf is an aromatic leaf commonly used in cooking. It can be used whole or in a dried or ground form.

Wikipedia: Beirut
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon.

Twitter
King Lee Cooks
@TheDailyCook
Replying to @petelombardi
Reply of the Day: @petelombardi Before trying the Beirut try the Bay Leaf!
6:28 PM · Oct 2, 2011·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
𝕯𝖆𝖓𝖓𝖞 𝖂𝖎𝖊𝖗 (𝄢🎸☕)
@DaWOfAllTrades
Q: Where is Beirut? / A: At the opposite end of a bay leaf. #WorstJokeEver
8:45 PM · Mar 4, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Mitch Grussing
@MitchGrussing
Is Beirut the opposite of a bay leaf?
3:57 PM · Jan 2, 2015·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Me Not You
@soniccherry
In Lebanon they like bay leaf and bay root. 😺
6:52 PM · Aug 4, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
coke ︻デ═一 berry
@dairyberries
Bay leaves come from Beirut
10:31 AM · Aug 6, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/flushed_spider May 28, 2022
Where do bay leaves grow from?
Beirut

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/feefiefoefart June 15, 2022
Where do Bay Leaves come from?
Beirut (bay root!)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 • Permalink