Though it may not sound like the most appetizing dish, the garbage plate is a Rochester, New York delicacy that’s not to be missed.
According to Visit Rochester, the term “garbage plate” is trademarked by Nick Tahous, home of the original, and you can find the dish in restaurants and bars all over the city.
A traditional garbage plate consists of your choice of cheeseburger, hamburger, Italian sausages, steak, chicken, and white or red hots (a local Rochester hot dog), served on top of any combination of home fries, french fries, baked beans and/or macaroni salad. The whole thing is then usually then topped with Rochester hot sauce — a spicy meat sauce. You can also add a “heartburn garnish” of mustard and onions. Oh, and it’s usually served with a side of buttered bread as well.
Healthy? No. Delicious? What do you think?