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Rochester Red Wings honor city's 'garbage plate' dish
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) The Rochester Red Wings are changing the International League team's name for one game to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the creation of the city's signature dish: "the garbage plate."
The Minnesota Twins' Triple-A affiliate is wearing uniforms with the name Plates and a customized logo when it takes the field against the Norfolk Tides on Thursday night.
They're honoring Alexander Tahou (TAH'-hoh), who during World War I started serving two hot dogs or hamburgers, a heap of home fries and macaroni salad smothered with a meat-based hot sauce, topped with raw onions, mustard and ketchup.
Later dubbed a garbage plate, the dish remains a popular item at his late son Nick's Rochester restaurant. Nick's son, Alex Tahou, will receive a special Plates jersey with the number 100 on it.
Updated August 10, 2017