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 March 16, 2018
“Why did the diner send back the rabbit stew?"/"Because it had a hare in it.”

A restaurant riddle is:

Q: Why did the diner send back the rabbit stew?
A: Because it had a hare in it.


A form of the “hare in the rabbit stew” pun was printed in an 1896 newspaper. The joke was posted on Twitter on November 8, 2011.

“How do you know when you’re eating rabbit stew?"/"When it has hares in it” is the same joke, but not in the context of a restaurant order.


27 November 1896, Wichita (KS) Weekly Eagle, pg. 7, col. 1: 
The authorities who refused to arrest the Oklahoma hotel keeper who killed a guest who complained that the rabbit stew had a hare in it did perfectly right.

Twitter
DannyMillerLove
@JawsomeRobron
I went to a newly opened restaurant for the first time last night, and decided to try the Rabbit stew, it was nice but it had a hare in it.
11:56 AM - 8 Nov 2011

Twitter
Kerron Cross
@KerronCross
Having rabbit stew for lunch. Last time I had something like this it had a hare in it.
7:57 AM - 18 Feb 2012

Twitter
Callsign: Goose
@Dan_matters
Why didn’t the customer eat his rabbit stew.....................................because it had a hare in it @BadAss_Fireman #latenightjokes
2:18 AM - 26 Feb 2012

Twitter
Kent M
@frostiblack
Replying to @winspearcentre
@winspearcentre Why did the man send back his bowl of rabbit stew? It had a hare in it. #cornyjokes #lovebugsbunny
3:09 PM - 14 Feb 2014

Twitter
John
@JFD1960
At the restaurant earlier, I sent back my rabbit stew
It had a hare in it
3:40 PM - 23 Jan 2016

Twitter
John
@JFD1960
I ordered rabbit stew at the restaurant, I had to send it back, it had a hare in it
6:38 PM - 15 Mar 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • Friday, March 16, 2018 • Permalink