Culinary Adventures
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Garbage Plate

Now that you have just about recovered from your Christmas period over indulgence, it’s time for me to present to you a gross interesting dish hailing from Rochester, New York. There, Nick Tahou Hots is a restaurant famous for it’s extreme American cuisine.

“A plate piled high with fried potatoes, baked beans, hot dogs, onions, mustard, and a chili-like meat sauce.”

“A Garbage Plate is a combination of one selection of cheeseburger, hamburger, red hots, white hots,Italian sausage, chicken tender, fish (haddock), fried ham, grilled cheese, or eggs; and two sides of either home fries, French fries, baked beans, or macaroni salad. On top of that are the options of mustard and onions, ketchup, and Nick’s proprietary hot sauce, a greasy sauce with spices and ground beef. It’s served with rolls or Italian toast on the side, fresh from the bakery next door.

With the large number of college kids in the area, this dish quickly became popular, comforting, filling and (hopefully) cheap way to fill up. Garbage plate is now found all over the Rochester area and these days you get to choose exactly what garbage gets dumped onto your plate. Garbage Plate is actually trademarked, so while others in the area might serve the same dish, they can’t call it such.

Would you eat this?

I would. At home. When I’ve got a fridge full of leftovers and can’t be bothered cooking. But I don’t know about going out and paying someone to dump a whole lot of this and that on a plate.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.

1 Comment

  1. garrick says

    Yeah, I’d totally eat that. At home or out. It looks awesome. But I’m a bit of a pig.

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