Every city has its share of curious local food, but the Garbage Plate is so famous that its creators trademarked it. Yep, you’re not dreaming: a “famous Garbage Plate” is an actual thing — and it’s delicious. This hearty combination of side items, meat, and condiments holds a special place in the hearts of New Yorkers. This one restaurant claims to have invented the plate, which has spawned many imitators across the state. And even today, people are lining up for their chance to get a taste.