While eating dinner last night I was flipping thru the channels and stop on the food network, where they had a special about a restaurant in Rochester, NY called Nick Tahou’s. When I saw this monster plate of macaroni salad, hash browns, baked beans or French fries topped with Chili, and either hamburger, cheese burger, Italian sausage or hot dogs. After looking at tick’s plate from the other night on www.summerofdev.blogger.com, I was wondering how much of this garbage plate ticket could eat. I have seen him eat 9 full plates of Chinese food one time in Daytona Beach, Florida. I have seen him eat an ass load of hard boiled eggs; He also made cornbread with jalapeño, tuna concoction. If you can think of the most disgusting food, Tick will eat it.
Here is what the crazy yankee’s have to say about the garbage plate.
A Garbage Plate is a wonderful thing! The original Garbage Plate was created at Nick Tahou’s in Rochester, NY. In the meantime, there have been many imitations with many different names, such as Sloppy Plate, Trash Plate, Dumpster Plate, etc. A typical plate (see above) comes with two items piled on a plate, such as home fries, macaroni salad, beans, or french fries. Then the meat of choice, such as cheeseburgers, hamburgers, or hot dogs, are placed on top (bread is usually served on the side). Optional onions, mustard, hot sauce (the hamburger-based kind), and occasionally relish are piled on top. At Nick’s, if you order a cheeseburger plate, you’ll automatically get home fries and mac salad with everything on it (the best options, IMHO). There are also many different ways to eat a plate. It can be eaten like a normal meal, but my preferred way of eating plates is to cut up the cheeseburgers, add tons of ketchup and whatever red hot sauce is available, and mix everything together so that it truly looks like a garbage plate. The bread is used to scoop up the remainder of the plate, whatever that is (chemical analysis still needs to be done on it).