Rochester, NY – Did you know that historians do not believe Nick Tahoe invented the Garbage Plate? They say the first instance of a “plate” actually appeared on the first Thanksgiving when one pilgrim overindulged on wine and started mixing all of the food on the table together.
“Two sides, Turkey on top, and gravy covering everything. Sound familiar?” says RIT American History professor Cynthia Nixon. “It was noted in some Native American literature that they were completely disgusted by this act until they also got drunk and needed a second Thanksgiving after the sunset.”