Tis the season of weird Minor League Baseball promotions, and the Rochester Red Wings might have just come up with the weirdest.

For one day, on August 10th, the team will become the Rochester Plates to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the city’s “signature” Garbage Plate, which is sold at Nick Tahou Hots.

Unfamiliar with the Garbage Plate? Here’s some history:

“When my grandfather opened the business in 1918 they called it ‘Hots and Potatoes’, then in the 80’s we started to get a bunch of college kids who came in and didn’t know what it was, so they would just say ‘Gimme a plate with all that garbage on it’ and the name stuck,” recalled Alex Tahou owner of Nick Tahou Hots.

*For those not from Rochester: A Garbage Plate is two burgers (or two hot dogs) served on a bed of mac salad and home fries and topped with meat hot sauce and onions.

Over the years, several local establishments have put their own spin on the Garbage Plate.


The Red Wings have gone quite over the top with this, including calling a press conference with a fake Erin Andrews and Barstool Big Cat.

Thank you for all you do for our country, Minor League Baseball.


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