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 November 19, 2007
Texas Wedge (salad)

“Wedge” salads involve a wedge of iceberg lettuce, often served with bleu cheese dressing. Several restaurants have offered “Texas Wedge” salad. The ingredients of a “Texas Wedge” vary—some come with bleu cheese dressing and some come with ranch dressing. Diced tomatoes are often added; one restaurant adds traditional Southwest ingredients such as pico de gallo, black beans, and chile croutons.
The Texas Wedge can come with bacon or beef tenderloin medallions or chicken or shrimp.
Wikipedia: Lettuce
Crisphead, also called Iceberg, which form tight, dense heads that resemble cabbage. They are generally the mildest of the lettuces, valued more for their crunchy texture than for flavour. Cultivars of iceberg lettuce are the most familiar lettuces in the USA. The name Iceberg comes from the way the lettuce was transported in the US starting in the 1920s on train-wagons covered in crushed ice, making them look like icebergs.
Champions (Austin, TX)
Texas Wedge Salad
Hand Cut Disc of Iceberg Lettuce topped with Tomatoes, Bleu Cheese, Smoked Bacon with Bleu Cheese Dressing and Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette
Maguire’s Uptown Grill (Dallas, TX)
iceberg wedge with bacon, jack & cheddar, diced tomatoes & ranch dressing 7.95
Neiman Marcus (Dallas, TX)
grilled beef tenderloin medallions, wedge of crisp iceberg, red onions, bleu cheese crumbles, grilled asparagus and ranch dressing. 18.00  
Austin Grill (MD, VA, DC)
Texas Wedge
A crisp iceberg wedge topped with pico de gallo, black beans and chile croutons. $4
Add chicken $9 Add shrimp $11
Little America (Flagstaff, AZ)
Texas Wedge Iceberg Salad
Plum tomatoes, bleu cheese
Crumbles, and ranch dressing
Texas Steakhouse & Saloon (NC, VA, WV)
West Texas Wedge Salad
Lettuce wedge, served up Texas-style. Using cool and crisp iceberg lettuce, our wedge is generously covered with smoky crumbled bacon, fresh diced tomatoes and authentic Blue cheese crumbles. Topped with our signature JalapeƱo Ranch dressing for an extra kick.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Monday, November 19, 2007 • Permalink

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