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 December 23, 2006
Alambres (Mexican Shish Kebab)

Alambres (Spanish for “wires” or “skewers”) is a dish that’s sometimes called “Mexican Shish Kebab.” It’s served in fancier Tex-Mex restaurants.
Iguana Grill (Austin, TX) 
Alambres a la Parrilla
Tender cuts of beef steak marinated in beer and spices; grilled and served with rice, frijoles and flour tortillas.
Cafe Adobe (TX)
Alambres - Shish kabob with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, fajita, chicken and shrimp - 14.50

Los Toros (Chatsworth, CA) 
Brochette of Marinated Pork Steak with Fresh Onions,Tomatoes, and Bell Pepper. Served on a Bed of Mexican Rice, Garnished with Avocado, Jalapenos and More Goodies. This Plate is One of the Tastiest and Most Delicate in Traditional Mexican Cuisine.
9 September 1988, New York Times, pg. C14:
CADILLAC BAR: fajita tacos al carbon, mini-alambres shish kebab.
17 August 1989, Chicago Daily Herald, section 6, pg. 8:
(Rosa Mexicano is a New York City restaurant—ed.)
18 March 1994, Chicago Daily Herald,  section 6, pg.13 ad:
Alambres, sizzling seafood skewers.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Saturday, December 23, 2006 • Permalink

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