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 27, 2020
“Smoke brisket, not crack”

“Smoke brisket, not crack/drugs/meth/weed” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images.
 
“The Luscious Department of Narcotics & BBQ (NARBQUE) would like to remind you to smoke brisket, not crack” was posted on Twitter by Luscious Pastry on November 16, 2011. “Thursday PSA: Smoke brisket, not crack” was posted on Twitter by Mattastic on January 12, 2017.
 
“I smoke Brisket & Butt, not Weed” was posted on Twitter by wcgore on February 25, 2012. “Smoke brisket, not weed. -CE” was posted on Twitter by Texas Gents on April 20, 2012.
 
“Smoke brisket. Not drugs” was posted on Twitter by Texas Humor on July 10, 2013. Texas Humor also posted this on Twitter on December 2, 2014, and on Twitter on August 8, 2015.
 
“Smoke brisket not meth” was posted on Twitter by Ethan on August 8, 2015. “Smoke brisket, not meth” was posted on Twitter by 𝕔𝕒𝕥𝕖 𝕣𝕒𝕞𝕫𝕖𝕝 on Auust 15, 2015. The saying probably originated on an image.
     
Related brisket jokes include “Boss: You were gone 7 hours to smoke? Me: It was a brisket,” “Doctor: Do you smoke? Me: Yes. Mostly brisket, some ribs” and “What kind of rolling papers do you need to smoke brisket?”
     
Twitter
Luscious Pastry
@LusciousPastry
The Luscious Department of Narcotics & BBQ (NARBQUE) would like to remind you to smoke brisket, not crack.
11:07 AM · Nov 16, 2011·Facebook
     
Twitter
wcgore
@wcgore
Replying to
@Graciai1877
@Graciai1877 @OperationWeed I smoke Brisket & Butt, not Weed. Sorry~~
7:36 AM · Feb 25, 2012·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
Texas Gents
@TexasGents
Smoke brisket, not weed. -CE
12:55 PM · Apr 20, 2012·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Mary Parrish-Iles
@eleanorrigby21
Straight edge quote of the day: smoke brisket, not cigarettes!
2:58 AM · Jan 18, 2013·Twitter Web App
 
Twitter
Texas Humor
@TexasHumor
Smoke brisket. Not drugs.
7:16 PM · Jul 10, 2013·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
shirley ann rozell
@shirley_ann21
Smoke brisket not pot #yeeyee
12:31 PM · Jan 23, 2014·Twitter for iPhone
   
Twitter
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@CapitanAWES0ME
Smoke Brisket not crack http://instagram.com/p/jk0Lb9MqSX/
9:34 PM · Jan 24, 2014·Instagram
 
Twitter
Texas Humor
@TexasHumor
Smoke brisket. Not drugs.
7:14 PM · Dec 2, 2014·Buffer
 
Twitter
Ethan
@eowens9
Smoke brisket not meth
1:11 PM · Aug 8, 2015·Twitter for iPhone
   
Twitter
Texas Humor
@TexasHumor
Smoke brisket. Not drugs.
4:18 PM · Aug 8, 2015·Buffer
   
Twitter
𝕔𝕒𝕥𝕖 𝕣𝕒𝕞𝕫𝕖𝕝
@cateramzel
Smoke brisket, not meth.
11:41 AM · Aug 15, 2015·Twitter for iPhone
     
Facebook
I Love Grilling Meat
June 26, 2016 ·
“Smoke brisket, not meth!”
   
Twitter
Mattastic
@mactx85
Thursday PSA:
Smoke brisket, not crack.
You’re welcome.
10:24 AM · Jan 12, 2017·Twitter for iPhone
 
Google Books
Title Smoke Brisket Not Meth: BBQ Smoker Grill
Author Grillmaster Notebook
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1713121832, 9781713121831
Length 122 pages
 
Twitter
B( * )( * )B
@DrPhilDirt
You smoke a brisket, not weed.
When you smoke weed there’s nothing left.
When you smoke a brisket, you have munchies afterward!
1:10 PM · Jun 6, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
CnoteSparkles
@cnotemarie
Saw a pic on Facebook that said smoke brisket not meth
4:51 PM · Jun 22, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
   
Twitter
Juan Rangel
@JuanRangelTX
Smoke brisket not crack! #bbq #barbecue
2:02 PM · Jan 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
Lane Pittman
@TheBigGuy904
Smoke brisket not meth
5:59 PM · Jun 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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