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Rochester mascot changes to Garbage Plates for a day

The Rochester minor league baseball team’s mascot is usually a Red Wing. Not on August 10.

Then, the squad will become the Rochester Plates — as in Garbage Plates.

“What is a Garbage Plate?” you may ask.

Well, according to the very useful website RocWiki, a Garbage Plate is a “true Rochester delicacy. ”

It is a disorganized combination of either cheeseburger, hamburger, Italian sausages, steak, chicken, white or red hots, a grilled cheese sandwich, fried fish, or eggs, served on top of one or two of the following: home fries, fries, beans, and mac salad. A plate is always made to order. Then, the plate is adorned with optional mustard, onions and Rochester’s version of hot sauce.

It’s the 100th anniversary of the Garbage Plate being served at Nick Tahou’s restaurant.

To announce the upcoming honor of the city’s delicacy, the Red Wings put together a fantastic video to explain the Garbage Plate. And now, we want a Garbage Plate.

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