nick tahou's

DON’T KNOCK IT UNTIL YOU’VE TRIED IT. Nick Tahou’s Garbage Plate, a Rochester, NY staple, I grew up with these beauties. Here’s how it works-

A Garbage Plate is a combination of one selection of cheeseburger, hamburger, red hots, white hots (a whole other story), 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.

Dozens of other places around Rochester serve up similar plates, but Nick Tahou’s is where to go to get the real deal.

GOODBYE 2012, HELLO 2013!!

No I haven’t clogged my arteries and keeled over the table. Not yet. I must apologize though for my late 2012 mutism. Many of you have expressed inquiries and for that I thank you for caring. But even if I’ve been unable to feed this blog my culinary discoveries and share with you the dos and don'ts of food, mainly of the comfort genre, that don’t matter, ‘cause I’m back. I’m back with a vengeance, full of the fat and greasy cheese that has made this blog the reference for slimy joints all around. That’s right, I haven’t stopped eating, so watch out for those upcoming posts. They’ll kick you in gutter!

The Garbage Plate at Nick Tahou’s in Rochester, New York. A major highlight in 2012.