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.

Recent entries:
“Some of y’all need to go to AA meetings.. Amazon Anonymous” (4/13)
“If you do not know what you’re doing, neither does your enemy.—Joe Tzu” (4/13)
“The government in this town is excellent and uses your tax dollars efficiently” (joke) (4/13)
“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create goo times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times” (4/13)
TERF (Tired of Explaining Reality to Fuckwits) (4/13)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from July 16, 2009
Eatery

Entry in progress—B.P.
 
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Main Entry: eat·ery
Pronunciation: \ˈē-tə-rē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural eat·er·ies
Date: 1901
: luncheonette, restaurant
   
(Oxford English Dictionary)
eatery
colloq. (orig. U.S.).
[f. EAT + -ERY 2b.]
An eating-house.
1901 ‘H. MCHUGH’ Down the Line 52 Muttheimer’s is one of those eateries where the waiters look wise.
1923 WODEHOUSE Inimit. Jeeves i. 11 Why, then, was he lunching the girl at this God-forsaken eatery?
1927 Daily Express 30 Nov. 10/5, I think you served me with tea and toast at one of those cheap, colossal eating-houses in the West-End… No doubt you think that that clattering eatery..is ‘life’ and independence.
1938 M. ALLINGHAM Fashion in Shrouds xx. 366 Lugg and I have been round every fishy club and suspicious eatery in London.
1959 Times 26 May 8/1 His inability to make contact with a really good hunk of beefsteak in the eateries of Germany, Italy and France.
1959 Vogue June 124 Pull in at one of the curb-service eateries.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Thursday, July 16, 2009 • Permalink


Commenting is not available in this channel entry.