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Dec 1, 2006 11:34 AM

Back from Rochester...

And I've noticed a couple Roch-cha-cha places in NYC. Does anyone know of a place in the boroughs (preferably Queens, but I'll travel to Brooklyn or Manhattan) to get a Rochester-style burger/white hot?

You know, where "with everything" means mustard, onions and that beefy hot-sauce?

Where the cheese is that strange white american?

What *is* a hard roll? It's not QUITE a "roll" in NYC parlance.

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  1. Well, I can tell you that Trout on Pacific and Smith serves Garbage Plates after 10 pm. As for white hots, the Wegman's in NJ is the closest place to get them as far as I know. Otherwise, I know of no other Rochester-themed restaurant or bar.

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    1. re: lambretta76

      How is the Garbage Plate at Trout? I have had the honor of eating a Garbage Plate twice at the original Nick Tahou's in Roch-cha-cha. Disgusting, yes, but so good at 2am after a night on the town. I can't imagine eating one sober or before midnight, and my schedule doesn't permit that now...I am not sad about that, either!

    2. I take it Zab's dogs were in your fists. This availability has been an ages-old question...after all, Genny Cream and Freihofer's have somehow made their way to the "other" New York.

      Not equal, but a reminder of sorts, try a few Schaller & Weber weisswursts and smother them.

      And Land-O-Lakes white american tops them all!

      1. Do you mean Zweigle's? I'd also like to know if there are any places to get them in NYC, I grew up around Rochester and would love to have them again.

        Edit: You can buy them online: