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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 11, 2017
“Why can’t Chinese barbecue?"/"Because the rice falls through the grill.”

A barbecue joke is:

Q: Why can’t Chinese barbecue?
A: Because the rice falls through the grill.


The joke—sometimes regarded as offensive—has been cited in print since at least 2007. “Why don’t Mexicans have barbecues?"/"Because the beans fall through the grill” is a similar joke.


2Funny4U
Category: Ethnic jokes
Date Added: 11/10/2007
Joke: Q: Why cant Chinese Barbecue?A: Because the rice falls through the grill

Twitter
Bollywood Sargam‏
@bollywoodsargam
Why can’t Chinese barbecue? Joke: Q: Why can’t Chinese Barbecue?A: Because the rice falls through the grill .... http://bit.ly/Mvj3t
3:11 AM - 15 Aug 2009

Google Books
Ultimate Book of Jokes:
The Essential Collection of More Than 1,500 Jokes

By Scott McNeely
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books
2011
Pg. 161:
Q: Why can’t Chinese barbecue?
A: Because the rice falls through the grill

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ReallyGood.com‏
@ReallyGood_com
Q: Why can’t Chinese #barbecue? A: Because the #rice falls through the #grill. Scott McNeely 🍜 #quote #funny
8:02 AM - 11 Jun 2016

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Lucky Score‏
@LuckyScoreNet
Q: Why can’t Chinese Barbecue?
A:
Because the rice falls through the grill
#Joke from #EthnicJokes in #Jokes, #Humor and #Satire
1:19 PM - 8 Jul 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, September 11, 2017 • Permalink